Mr. Alex Patterson (Fraser Valley East):
Madam Speaker, last Sunday night on the CTV program, W-5, we saw a prime
example of why Canadians have no trust in the criminal justice system as run by the Government. Canadians witnessed the tragic events surrounding the abduction and murder of 15 year old Corina Carlson of Thunder Bay, by a man who was convicted of sexual offences on five previous occasions and who admitted to seven others. He was turned loose into an unsuspecting community by a justice system which apparently is incapable of protecting, or unwilling to protect innocent members of society.
The murderer's lawyer made a very startling indictment of our system when he alleged that there is no way this could have been prevented. Canadians need to know from the Minister of Justice (Mr. MacGuigan) and the Solicitor General (Mr. Kaplan) whether this allegation is correct and what they intend to do to remedy the situation. Canadians are fed up with the bleeding heart Liberal approach to the administration of justice. They want some action on the protection of society. Mrs. Carlson put it very forcefully and eloquently when she said that the offender has all kinds of rights under this system, but the victims have no rights. I happen to agree with her.
Topic: ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic: MURDER COMMITTED BY RELEASED SEXUAL OFFENDER