August 18, 2015

Conservatives will prioritize “life means life” legislation if re-elected

Rebel Staff

Life means life. Vote Conservative. That’s the message Prime Minister Stephen Harper is peddling.

The Conservative leader promised Tuesday that a re-elected Conservative government would make “life means life” legislation for the most heinous crimes its top legislative priority.

“Canadians expect their government to protect them from the worst type of criminals,” said Harper, speaking at a campaign stop in Toronto’s Etobicoke-Centre riding. “That’s why our government introduced Life Means Life legislation, and that’s why reintroducing and passing it will be our top justice priority this fall.”

First introduced in March 2015, the bill would amend the Criminal Code to ensure those offenders convicted of the most serious of crimes, such as murders involving sexual assault, kidnapping, terrorism, or the killing of police officers, will be incarcerated for the rest of their natural lives with no access to parole.

“A prison sentence should mean what it says,” the Prime Minister said. “And a life sentence should mean exactly that - a sentence for life.”

Attacking the soft-justice approach of his Liberal and NDP election rivals, Harper continued: “Justin [Trudeau] and [Tom] Mulcair think heinous murderers like Paul Bernardo and Clifford Olson should still get a chance to apply for parole and be released into the community after 25 years.”

Harper slammed NDP leader Mulcair for having a “dangerous ideology-driven” approach to criminal justice policy that would put the “so-called ‘rights’ of criminals ahead of the rights of victims,” before adding, “[Liberal leader Justin Trudeau] simply doesn’t understand the needs and priorities of Canadian families.”

Appearing alongside the Prime Minister, Sharon Rosenfeldt, president of Victims of Violence and mother of the late 16-year-old Daryn Johnsrude, who was murdered by Clifford Olson in 1981, reportedly welcomed the pledge.

Expressing her support for the Conservative Party’s proposal, she said: “The public rightfully expects and trusts that governments will do everything in their power to protect our children, our families and our communities. That is what this legislation is about, and that is why our organization has consistently asked for it, and that is why we stand in support of it today and the Conservative Government and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.”

“Thank You, Prime Minister.”

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commented 2015-08-22 23:28:01 -0400
They should also promise to bring in capital punishment for the most heinous crimes and for Islamic extremists who carry out (or even just plot) terrorists attacks. Had the Ottawa jihadist lived what would have been his maximum punishment? He should have faced the death penalty.
commented 2015-08-22 20:01:11 -0400
Yes life should mean life. There are a lot of sickos who should never be let out of prison.
commented 2015-08-22 03:43:08 -0400
Peter Netterville. No. We need to dispose of garbage. Mind control has been established. Don’t let it influence you
commented 2015-08-19 19:21:23 -0400
Jimmy said to Liza, "You believe the propaganda of conservatives. That’s why you are here at The Rebel. "

Now that is Jimmy logic, Liza. You are here because you believe in the “Conservative propaganda”, but Jimmy is here too, so by his own logic he is here because he believes in the “Conservative propaganda”. But Jimmy will say that he is here for different reasons, but you can’t be here for any other reasons because Jimmy said so. You are only here because you believe the “Conservative propaganda”. Wow! Jimmy has elevated himself up out of the “Conservative propaganda” mire, but Liza, I am sorry, Jimmy has said you are mired in Conservative propaganda. All hail Jimmy for being above us Conservatives, all hail Jimmy!
commented 2015-08-19 13:57:04 -0400
You have shown me how you don’t connect the dots . What I said has nothing to do with one opinion piece being more valid than another opinion piece. Anyone who swallowed the spin of that article in the New York Times, did no research, (unless it was solely gathered from other opinion pieces).
No synapses.
commented 2015-08-19 12:40:16 -0400

You do realize that they are no different from you. You just believe the agenda of the other side. You believe the propaganda of conservatives. That’s why you are here at The Rebel. Have you ever once called bullshit on anything Ezra has said. If you have – I would like to see it.
commented 2015-08-19 06:56:13 -0400
Hey Rebel. Can you make it so I don’t have to back all the way to the beginning of posts to find out why everyone is ridiculing Jimmy? Put the first post up and scroll down through the thread? Thanks
commented 2015-08-18 22:24:00 -0400
Glad to hear it David.
commented 2015-08-18 22:23:20 -0400
There are those with agenda who have done homework, but are masters at spinning the truth to suit them, making it a lie. Then there are the followers of those with agenda. Then there are those who need logic to accept anything as truth. I didn’t read the comments but would suspect they were pro writer. That would make them either informed spinners with agenda or followers of the spinners. The followers are lazy and uninformed and have been indoctrinated, those spinning the truth are , lets just say more than misguided.
commented 2015-08-18 22:16:04 -0400
Then I guess the leader of the country won’t mind going to jail, for the Mike Duffy scandal. Saying he didn’t know is like saying, I just put my hand in the hot oil but I don’t think its gonna burn. All people running for office are just a bunch of lieing basturds who don’t deserve to have what they have. I won’t vote for one of these assholes.
commented 2015-08-18 22:02:09 -0400

I don’t know if you have read the comments section of that link – check it out if you want. Are you saying all those people that agree with the article – other Canadians are not informed?
commented 2015-08-18 21:50:04 -0400
Rush to judgement? Jimmy there are several points too many to explain to you in this forum. I didn’t just make a snap judgement, The different points he was spinning didn’t just happen yesterday. I have already done my homework, and I don’t do other peoples for them. It can’t be done anyway. Doing it yourself is an exercise in problem solving. Taking what someone else has decreed as the correct answer without any understanding of the details and context, ends up being not much good for anything but, well sound bites.
Why don’t you show me some of your thought process Jimmy. Why do you think the article is factual. Show me how you connect the dots and come full circle to an informed opinion using logic.
commented 2015-08-18 21:17:15 -0400

So then why rush to judgement – whenever a left wing news source says something that you don’t like. Tell me how the New York Times article is wrong – beyond your view of the writer.
commented 2015-08-18 21:04:43 -0400
You can’t count on any news source for facts. Some will be close some will be all spun. If you want the truth you have to do your own homework, connect the dots and come full circle. That means multiple sources with as much "out of the horses mouth " that you can get. If you aren’t at least watching some CPAC, and reading source material you won’t be able to tell the spin from the facts in Canadian politics.. The bottom line is you have to make up your own mind after you have done some real homework. If you are too lazy to do that then you repeat low information sound bites that fit in with what you have been spoon fed.
Some ‘papers’ are better than others, some don’t even try. If that is all you are counting on, even if it is written in the almighty New York Times, you won’t know if you are being played or not. Hence the low information tag.
commented 2015-08-18 20:35:06 -0400

So then does that mean the Toronto Sun is mostly factual and accurate – since they are right leaning and support Harper?
commented 2015-08-18 19:44:55 -0400
The death penalty for the real sick-cos, I would like as well.
commented 2015-08-18 18:58:25 -0400
…and throw away the key.
commented 2015-08-18 18:27:50 -0400
Jimmy asked Liza, “Answer this question – can a left leaning news source be factual and accurate?”

I will answer that.

Yes, the can be factual and accurate, but often are not, at least not entirely. From my experience (and that of others) I have noticed that the “progressives” have little inhibition in, shall we say, “embellishing” the facts (to put it politely), especially if they feel it serves what they would think is a greater cause . . . kindof an “ends justifies the means” approach to life, much like the “progressives” that post here on this website do.
commented 2015-08-18 17:02:17 -0400

Answer this question – can a left leaning news source be factual and accurate?
commented 2015-08-18 16:13:35 -0400
Jimmy I don’t know if the NYT’s is the most respected news source, I highly doubt there is 1, if they even fit the bill at all. That is not the point. The article is all hate spin against Harper by a Canadian Drama student, with what political insight? It is the usual lies and half truths spun into fiction to fit a narrative which is being pushed onto low information politically ignorant people. Marche is a loser. I hope he lives in the States now and doesn’t come back.
commented 2015-08-18 14:48:52 -0400

Marche is Canadian and The New York Times are the most respected news source on the planet. Your opinion is irrelevant.
commented 2015-08-18 14:40:27 -0400
Check out the HATE SPEW attack on Harper in the new york fkg times:

Some fkg COMMUNIST PIG NAMED STEPHEN MARCHE wrote this total garbage – in new york, where, as you would know if you’ve ever been there, they don’t give a fkg sh*t about Canadian politics.

Brutal communist MSM strikes again. GO TO H*LL STEPHEN MARCHE YOU COMMUNIST PIG!!!!
commented 2015-08-18 14:19:31 -0400
Serving a true life sentence, as a result of being appropriately sentenced to life, is a noble sentiment that I wholeheartedly support. I fear however that it will do nothing to swing over any of the left wing, tree hugging, bleeding heart, pinko commie, liberal voters who are going to denounce this anyway as “just an election ploy” or “just a distraction” or “just pandering to the base” or “just bluster” etc. That’s okay. I’ve always admired Prime Minister Harper for consistently doing the right thing because it was the right thing to do, rather than compromise his principles in some shallow effort to capture a few extra votes.

If I were to take exception to any part of the proposal it would be that I don’t think it goes quite far enough. For example, I don’t value the life of a police officer any higher than that of any other law-abiding person, therefore my support would be even more enthusiastic if the life sentence was the mandatory consequence for any first degree murder.
commented 2015-08-18 13:48:43 -0400
if “life means life” why the hell doesn’t he get rid of the dirty, shameful, murderous practice of abortion in this country,, which we are all forced to pay?,,, which can be performed til the last minute of the last month? .. we are no better than Planned Parenthood! May ‘life mean life’ once again in Canada. Under Trudean and Mulcair, any protection is out of the question. IT is life that we are voting for in this election. Quite an issue! What do you say?
commented 2015-08-18 13:41:01 -0400
I posted, "There are an ever increasing number of left wing judges that are flouting the law simply because they do not like the Conservatives. "

But to be more specific, I should have said, "There are an ever increasing number of left wing judges that are flouting the laws passed by the Conservatives simply because they do not like the Conservatives.
commented 2015-08-18 13:39:21 -0400
I applaud Harper for pushing this bill. There is no doubt that it is the correct move to make.

Unfortunately, we all know that some of the left wing judges will simply ignore the legislation and might even give the criminal a suspended sentence simply as a protest against it. We have seen judges do this before.

There are an ever increasing number of left wing judges that are flouting the law simply because they do not like the Conservatives. These judges do not have the legal right to refuse to apply the laws that they do not want to. That simply is not legal and they should lose their job and even be convicted for breaking the law.
commented 2015-08-18 13:31:55 -0400
Well now, here’s something to get behind and vote for.

Alas, the polls, pumped by the MSM show Harper in 3rd place in some instances – one website runs the Conservative/Independent voice in Canada – and the rest of the 100s of sites are for the SOCIALIST PIGS out there.

The MSM brainwash is out in full force all right. Check this piece of sh*t courtesy of the “slob and snail”

There should be a law that would make it easier to sue/financially penalize the fkg MSM who pump fraud. It really is Conservatives vs (G&M, NP, CBC, CTV, CanWest, Torstar, oh and the enn-dee-pee and the liberal communists). And these fkg as*hole communists preach democracy. Brutal.
commented 2015-08-18 13:31:43 -0400
Thank you Mr. Harper for caring about us Canadians and for making policies that will protect not only us today, but our children and grandchildren. Thank you.
Thank you for also caring for our Canadian Armed Forces, you have their support.