The Conservative Party leader is calling out the prime minister for being too soft on crime.
Notorious serial killer and teen rapist Paul Bernardo has been moved to a medium security prison in Quebec, as reported by several media outlets.
The move was condemned by Conservative Party (CPC) leader Pierre Poilievre, who called out Justin Trudeau for being soft on crime.
“Trudeau has consistently failed to protect victims. It’s unsurprising one of Canada’s most heinous killers got a cozy arrangement on his watch,” wrote Poilievre on Twitter.
The prime minister hopeful went on to state, “conservatives will put victims first and keep monsters like Paul Bernardo in maximum security prisons.”
Poilievre has previously called out the Trudeau government for letting violent repeat offenders out on bail. The CPC leader vows to keep dangerous criminals in jail if he is elected prime minister.
Bernardo is serving a life sentence after raping, killing, and murdering two teenagers. He has been declared a dangerous offender, meaning he can be held indefinitely.
The Canadian Democracy Coalition has launched a petition to demand the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) and the Trudeau government reverse the decision.
The petition has just under 500 signatures at the time of writing and continues to be shared on social media.
It is important to note that the Trudeau government doesn’t directly control Canada’s prison system, but politicians have the power to pressure correctional officers and to bring their decisions under public scrutiny.
UPDATE: This topic was covered in an article by Op India on Feb. 23, 2024. Read the full article here.
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