A new Conservative Party motion calls for a reversal of the decision to move convicted child killer Terri-Lynne McClintic from a prison to a healing lodge. MLI Munk Senior Fellow Benjamin Perrin appeared on CTV News to discuss the negative ramifications of this motion for the judicial and correctional process. The motion singles out an inmate and asks for them to be treated differently.
“The way that our system of government works is totally different than what the Conservative motion called for,” says Perrin. To single out one inmate is a form of “mob justice” that does not trust judicial and corrections professionals to do their job.
It is not Parliament’s job to alter the decisions made by the Canadian judiciary with regards to single inmates. Doing so would set a “risky precedent” for future inmates convicted of heinous crimes.