“This is a situation that has many, many Canadians upset and for good reason,” Harper said in London, Ont. “I’ve instructed the minister to look into what options are available to us to rectify this situation because it should be rectified.”
I agree with our PM. Frankly I think the death penalty should exist in Canada for people such as Mr. Olson. We as a society do not benefit by spending tax dollars for a case such as this. There is no issue of possible innocence or wrongful execution and the costs born by we taxpayers don’t make sense. I’m sure the families of his victims don’t take comfort in Mr. Olson getting 3 squares and hot showers every day either.
What bothers me in this situation is that Mr. Olson is 70. Last I checked in Canada you start getting full pension at 65 and some can get a partial pension even earlier.
It’s wonderful the Mr. Harper is sharing with the media that he wants changes, but why now?
Personally I think any monies earned by Mr. Olson during his lifetime since his conviction should be directed to the families of the victims. While the few dollars don’t compensate for the loss of life or loved ones Mr. Olson should not benefit from them.
What do you think Canada? Post your comments below.
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