Faint Hope, Capital Punishment & Warren Allmand

posted by Brian Judge on Feb 05, 2011 in Prison TV Blog | 0 comments
Faint Hope, Capital Punishment & Warren Allmand

After making my way to minimum security Frontenac Institution in 1995 the ability to produce a weekly TV show improved greatly. Using the escorted temporary pass program, I booked a ½ day inside Collin’s Bay to record and interview Member of Parliament Warren Allmand who was speaking at a John Howard event.  In 1976, as Solicitor General, Allmand tabled the bill that abolished the death penalty in Canada. In part 1  of this video he discusses the origins of Section 745 commonly referred to as the ‘faint hope clause’. He reviews the emerging power of organized victim groups and laments a caucus colleague’s approach to getting tough on crime.Human rights issues are Allmand’s passion and he continues to be a member of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group that follows dossiers like that of Maher Arar, a Canadian who was tortured by the Syrian government.

 


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