Capital punishment or the death penalty is a legal process whereby a person is put to death as a punishment for a crime. Canada abolished capital punishment in 1976.
Far too many innocent people are convicted under the death penalty, and this denigrates the state's image of respecting human rights if we allow innocent people to be executed. We would also face massive legal costs being sued by families under wrongful death/conviction lawsuits, so it is better to face life in prison, which keeps potentially innocent people alive but also makes those who are guilty face the consequences of their actions. It is also not a deterrent as there are many reasons as to why people commit crimes, and some of them are justified though they are legally against the law. So no, I am not for the death penalty and never will be.
Yes, but only for horrific crimes with undeniable evidence, because too many people are innocently convicted. Plus, I think that spending life in prison is a harsher sentence because the dead don't suffer unless their soul was sent to hell that is.
Yes, only for people who were convicted of murder, serial killing, and for killing the Prime Minister, Governor General, or the Commonwealth realm monarch after being broken out of jail for the third time while serving a life sentence with genuine evidence. As a death penalty method, they should breathe in pure nitrogen.
It depends on the crimes, the circumstances, the motive, and if there are multiple pre-meditated horrific crimes. A serial killer who kills for enjoyment, and has a high kill count is a person I would want to be sentenced to the death penalty.
No, the charter gives the right to life to all Canadians. Give criminals convicted of murder life in prison instead, and give them the choice between living out the rest of their lives, or ending it with assisted suicide. The point of the criminal Justice system is to take dangerous people of the streets to keep society safe, not to cruelly punish wrongdoing.
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