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Utilize the Protecting Canadians by Ending Sentence Discounts for Multiple Murders Act and sentence the person convicted of murdering 3 RCMP members with consecutive periods of parole inadmissibility.

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The murder of Cst Ross, Cst Gevaudan, and Cst Larche in Moncton, New Brunswick was a heinous crime against the very people who risk their lives every day to ensure we are safe and able to enjoy all things Canadian.

But did you know that under normal sentencing rules, whether you are convicted of one count of first degree murder or 10 counts, you will still do the same amount of jail time before being eligible for parole!!! 

As Canadians, we must send a message to the Court of Queen's Bench in New Brunswick that such an act is not tolerated, and that applying concurrent periods of parole inadmissibility is NOT sufficient to bring the administration of the law and "justice" in alignment.  Translation:  A sentence for killing one person vs three persons should not be the same, and that sentencing should account for each victim.

By starting this petition now, prior to a conviction, we have the time to grow the voice of this petition so that when a conviction is made, the full weight of the Canadian public's support can be made known to the Judge and Jury. 

Why?  Because since December 2011, the Judge/Jury DO have the power to sentence consecutive periods of parole inadmissability, meaning they can increase the jail time beyond the 25 years in recognition of multiple counts of murder.  They have this power, but it is up to them to choose to use it.

 

Explanation:

In Canada, a conviction of First Degree murder automatically carries a life sentence.  First degree murder convictions are not eligible for statutory release (release after 2/3 of the sentence).  However, after serving 25 years in prison, a person convicted of First Degree murder may apply for parole.  When granted parole, the parole lasts for the remaining life of the offender (hence, a life sentence doesn't mean a life in jail, but a combination of 25+ years in jail and the remainder served as parole).

Sentences are typically served concurrently in Canada, so if you are convicted of 3 x First Degree murder counts, you will still only serve 25 years in jail prior to becoming eligible for parole.  The Protecting Canadians by Ending Sentence Discounts for Multiple Murders Act (Bill C-48), which came into effect in December 2011, allows a Judge/Jury (based on several factors of consideration) to make parole inadmissibility periods consecutive.  This means that a person convicted of 3 x First Degree murder counts, with consecutive parole inadmissibility applied, would not be eligible for parole for 75 years, thus serving 75 years in prison at minimum.

We need to ensure that the Judge/Jury enact the provisions this Act allows and send a strong message to the person responsible for the murder of three RCMP members (and those contemplating similar actions) that the Canadian public stands unified behind the men and women of our various police forces.



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