May 27, 2021, Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Rob Moore, Conservative Shadow Minister for Justice and the Attorney General of Canada, and Pierre Paul-Hus, Conservative Shadow Minister for Public Services and Procurement, released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to hear an appeal on Quebec’s Court of Appeals decision to strike down consecutive sentencing:
“Canada’s worst murderers must remain locked behind bars. The Trudeau government has been silent since last November when a provincial Quebec Court struck down parts of the Criminal Code that allows life sentences to be served consecutively. This means the man who murdered six people in a Quebec City mosque in 2017 will be eligible to apply for parole after 25 years in prison.
“With the Supreme Court of Canada today agreeing to hear an appeal, we expect the Trudeau government to vigorously defend this law.
“The Liberals, Bloc, and the NDP represent more of the same failing approach on crime. Only Canada’s Conservatives will put the rights of victims and law-abiding Canadians ahead of the rights of criminals. We will continue to hold the Trudeau Liberals to account when they fail to do the same.”