Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is making it harder for federal prisoners to be transferred to Indigenous “healing lodges” if they’re serving long sentences, but only after intense protests from thousands of Canadians nationwide.
The Liberals, went so far to oppose the move of Tori Stafford’s killer from a minimum security healing lodge where should have access to children by describing the opposition as “ambulance chasers” for bringing up the sheer insanity of her situation.
Trudeau even ordered his MPs to vote against a Conservative bill which aimed to move McClintic, while he himself ran away from the vote.
McClintic was eight years into a life sentence for the abduction, rape and murder of the Ontario girl and was by no means an indigenous individual.
Under Goodale’s new rules, prisoners won’t be eligible for transfers to healing lodges without secured perimeters until they’re into the “preparation for release” phases of their sentences.
The Correctional Service of Canada will also have to consider inmates’ behaviour and how close they are to being eligible for unescorted temporary absences from prison before transferring them.
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