Quebec mosque shooter gets life, no parole for 40 yrs
Ottawa: A 29-year-old who shot dead six worshipers at a Quebec City mosque in the worst antiMuslim attack in the West got life in prison Friday. Alexandre Bissonnette will have to wait 40 years -- longer than usual -- before he can apply for parole. In his decision,
Judge Francois Huot rejected a prosecution request for a 150-year sentence, which would have been the longest ever in Canada, saying “subjecting a murder to a sentence that exceeds his life expectancy” would be a cruel and unusual punishment under Canadian law.