Tori's Law

0 have signed. Let’s get to 5,000!

Hello, My name is Rodney Stafford and we're collecting signatures, NOT DONATIONS.  I'm the father of 8 year old murder victim Victoria Elizabeth Marie Stafford, also lovingly remembered as "Tori". Many of you already know Tori was abducted from Woodstock, Ontario, on April 8, 2009, raped, tortured and murdered. Her body was found on July 19, 2009 in a wooded area in rural Ontario. Her disappearance and the subsequent investigation and search were the subject of massive media coverage across Canada. On May 20, 2009, police charged Michael Thomas Christopher Stephen Rafferty, 28, with first-degree murder and Terri-Lynne McClintic, 18, with being an accessory to murder (in addition to lesser charges) in the abduction and suspected murder of Stafford. McClintic was scheduled to make an appearance in court on April 30, 2010, but a publication ban was imposed by the judge on the events of the day. The publication ban was lifted on December 9, 2010, revealing that McClintic had pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. She was sentenced to life in prison. On March 5, 2012, Rafferty's trial for the kidnapping, sexual assault, and first-degree murder of Victoria commenced. On May 11, 2012, the jury found Rafferty guilty on all charges. Four days later, he was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. On October 24, 2016, Rafferty appeared at his appeal hearing at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. The appeal was quickly dismissed the same day by all 3 judges. In December 2017, McClintic was controversially moved to the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge in Saskatchewan, run by the Correctional Service of Canada. On November 2,2018, we held a peaceful protest on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and under increasing public pressure, the Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale issued an order for Correctional Service Canada to review the decision and the general policy. On November 7,2018, Ralph Goodale announced McClintic would be returned to a federal prison, and regulations would be made stricter for transferring long-term prisoners to healing lodges. Shortly after this time we received information that Michael Rafferty had been transferred to a Medium Security Institute for Sex Offenders sometime during March of 2018. Our mission will be to continue to push the Canadian Government to make the much needed changes to the CSC (Corrections Services Canada) policies & procedures, And also to have Michael Rafferty & Terri-Lynn McClintic returned to Maximum Security Prison where they rightfully belong for LIFE. We want to ensure that when a Judge says "Life with No Parole" that it actually means a Life Sentence and the CSC is MANDATED to carry out that sentence, and to also keep victims properly informed along the way. Anyone who takes the life of an innocent child, a disabled, vulnerable handicapped or elderly person that is given a Life sentence should remain in secure maximum prison for Life! No Leniencies, No Lowered Security, No Day Passes, No cushy living arrangements, No Special Privileges, No Freedoms! We need to tip the scales of Justice back towards the victims of heinous crime. The number of victims is growing by leaps and bounds daily and our fight for justice continues. The next big step in our quest for Justice is heading back to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on July 15/2019 from 1-4pm for our voices and the voices of victims to be heard. This fight isn’t just for Tori now, but for all victims and their families who have also received the slap of injustice. You cannot hear their stories without wanting justice for them too.