TORONTO, April 13 /CNW/ - In his recently published book, Homicide: Priorities vs. Statistics and The Defeat of Our Constitution, eminent Canadian lawyer and author Robert Geurts puts the Parliament of Canada on trial. He charges Parliament with the crime of abandoning victims of preventable homicides who have lost their lives due to arbitrary gun fire, hostage taking and abduction. Mr. Geurts recommends that, for certain extreme homicides, there should be a mandatory penalty of life imprisonment without the chance of parole.
For over thirty years since the abolishment of capital punishment, Canada's Parliament has neglected the murder provisions of its Criminal Code. This diminishment of punishment has created an imbalance within the scales of justice! Neglect and conflict of interest on the part of Canada's elected Parliament has resulted in a gross breach of constitutional responsibility.
In his book, Mr. Geurts articulates a clear path to correct the errors of the past. His aim is to right the balance of justice in favour of the innocent Canadian victims and their families who lost everything to homicide. He shows how criminals can be both deterred and sentenced appropriately for their crimes. The objective is to create a safer Canada for all Canadians.
Mr. Geurts indicts Parliament for failing in its duty to protect murder victims and appropriately punish the guilty. He insists that Canada's political leaders right the balance of justice in accordance with the ideals framed within the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He challenges the Canadian Parliament and its elected officials to rectify the mistakes of the past, to bring our legal code in line with the wishes of the broad spectrum of Canadian citizens.
Mr. Geurts insists that critical changes to the criminal code such as mandatory life imprisonment, without the possibility of parole, be put to the people of Canada in a Referendum. He believes that the voice of the people of Canada should be heard directly by politicians and compel them to action.
Mr. Geurts explains how the application of constitutional values must form the foundation for strong preventative legislation. With his many years of experience as both a criminal prosecutor and subsequently a trial lawyer defending criminals, his insights will forever change the way Canadians debate the issues of homicide, accountability and criminal justice.
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