OTTAWA, Oct. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Police Association (CPA) is pleased with the federal government's action to put an end to sentence discounts for multiple murders. Canada's front-line officers believe judges should impose consecutive parole ineligibility periods on individuals convicted of more than one first- or second-degree murder.
"Expectations by victims of crime, police and Canadians are that the nature and seriousness of a crime should be reflected in the sentencing and parole eligibility of a violent convicted criminal," said Charles Momy, CPA President. "Ending sentence discounts for multiple murders, along with a number of other parole and justice reform bills that the federal government has in front of Parliament, are certainly significant steps to change the revolving door justice system that we have in Canada," he added.
The CPA is the national voice for approximately 57,000 police personnel serving across Canada. Through our 160 member associations, CPA membership includes police personnel serving in police services from Canada's smallest towns and villages as well as those working in our largest municipal cities, provincial police services, members of the RCMP, railway police, and First Nations police associations.
SOURCE Canadian Police Association (CPA)
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