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Should prisoners serving life sentences for first degree murder be eligible for a parole hearing after 15 years?

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Parole Hearings Poll Results

Yes

291,787 votes

26%

No

809,865 votes

74%

Distribution of answers submitted by Canadian voters.

3 Yes answers
2 No answers
0 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since May 20, 2015. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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Learn more about Parole Hearings

In 2010 the Conservative government introduced a crime bill which would kill the so-called faint hope clause that allows some people serving life sentences to apply for parole after 15 years (instead of the usual 25 common for first-degree murder and other life sentence convictions). Opponents of the crime bill argue that extended prison sentences are cruel and will cost the government tens of millions of dollars per year.Proponents argue that 15 years is too short of a prison term for people serving life sentences.  See recent parole hearings news

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