It is tough to call anything surrounding the case of Tori Stafford’s murder a victory, but this week, we came as close as we could.
After tens of thousands of people signed a variety of petitions demanding convicted child killer Terri-Lynne McClintic’s return to prison; after weeks of the opposition slamming Ralph Goodale, day after day in Question Period, she has finally been sent back to a real prison.
The father of young Tori, Rodney Stafford, received a phone call from Corrections Canada, advising him that McClintic was transferred overnight to an Edmonton women’s prison, from the no-fence, no-bars, "Aboriginal Healing Lodge" that Justin Trudeau’s government originally sent her to.
This rehab facility was a country club compared to the facilities where most murderers bide their time. This was a place where children frequented, might I add.
Hopefully, she will now spend the rest of her sentence behind bars, away from kids, serving hard time for her participation in the murder of a child.
This wouldn’t have been possible without everyone stepping up and fighting for what’s right. The outrage from Canadians was palpable. People even flew to Parliament Hill to protest the government transferring McClintic to an “Aboriginal Healing Lodge” in Saskatchewan.
Credit where credit is due: Justin Trudeau’s government finally made the right call.
Sure, it took Justin Trudeau calling the opposition "ambulance chasers", and sure, Ralph Goodale tried to sweep it under the rug by calling Terri-Lynne McClintic’s participation in the rape, torture, and murder of a child, “past bad practices.”
But, today justice was finally done, and hopefully, hopefully Tori Stafford’s family can finally put this scandal behind them.