The Conservative government’s universally-condemned omnibus crime Bill C-10 has a confirmed YES vote in the Senate. The name behind the vote: tough-on-crime Conservative Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu.
Earlier today, Boisvenu said a prisoner “should have the right to a rope in his cell to make a decision about his or her life.”
The Quebec senator, appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2010, crossed the line on many levels here.
In Canada, encouraging suicide is a crime. So should be encouraging our prison system to break the Criminal Code. In fact, the code prescribes real jail time – 14 years – for individuals who incite someone to commit suicide.