An­der­son asks Trudeau to re­move con­victed child mur­derer from the Oki­maw Ohci Heal­ing Lodge

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David An­der­son, MP for Cy­press Hills-Grass­lands asked Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau Sept. 26 to re­verse the de­ci­sion on the trans­fer of Terri-Lynne McClin­tic to the Oki­maw Ohci Heal­ing Lodge min­i­mum se­cu­rity fa­cil­ity in Maple Creek, SK.

McClin­tic was con­victed of mur­der in the kid­nap­ping, rape, and tor­ture of eight-year-old Tori Stafford in Wood­stock, On­tario in 2009. Dur­ing Ques­tion Pe­riod, An­der­son said:

“Mr. Speaker, McClin­tic ad­mit­ted to kid­nap­ping eight-year-old Tori so she could be raped, tor­tured, mur­dered and buried in a field. There is no more dis­gust­ing crime a per­son can com­mit. The Lib­er­als are now de­fend­ing her trans­fer from a prison in On­tario straight to the Oki­maw Ohci Heal­ing Lodge in my rid­ing. This is a fa­cil­ity that does not even have a fence around it. It is not in­tended for child mur­der­ers. As a mat­ter of fact, there are of­ten chil­dren in the fa­cil­ity. The Prime Min­is­ter has the power to re­verse this de­ci­sion to­day. Will he do that?"

In his re­sponse, Justin Trudeau de­clined to act. Pub­lic Safety Min­is­ter and Regina MP Ralph Goodale said the Gov­ern­ment will re­view the process, af­ter ear­lier re­fer­ring to the bru­tal mur­der as McClin­tic’s “bad prac­tices.”

The Con­ser­va­tive Party stands for the rights of vic­tims, not crim­i­nals. An­der­son wants this de­ci­sion should be re­versed im­me­di­ately.

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