Ottawa – James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman released the following statement today regarding recent media reports that convicted child killer Terri-Lynne McClintic has been transferred to a minimum-security prison:
“I am outraged and disgusted by media reports that this convicted child killer has been moved to a minimum-security healing lodge. This minimum-security facility barely qualifies as a prison and yet the Trudeau Liberals seem to think it is an appropriate place to house someone serving a life sentence for the first-degree murder of an innocent child.
“The Trudeau Liberals are far more concerned with the comfort of convicted killers than the victims they leave behind. The family of Terri-Lynn McClintic’s eight year old victim, Tori Stafford, is being re-victimized by the news of her transfer to a minimum security facility. My private members Bill, C-266, the Respecting Families of Murdered and Brutalized Persons Act, would do what the Liberals refuse to. It would make sure those convicted of abduction, sexual assault, and murder stay in jail without being eligible for parole for 40 years, instead of the current 25.
“While in prison, this convicted child killer was charged and convicted of violently assaulting another inmate. Under no circumstances should such an inmate be a candidate for transfer to a minimum-security healing lodge. This Liberal government is wildly out of touch with reality.
“I am calling on the Minister of Public Safety, Ralph Goodale, to immediately reverse this decision, send McClintic back behind bars where she belongs, and ensure that no child killer is ever allowed to be in a minimum-security prison.”