Outraged Canadians Force Justice for Tori Stafford

November 15, 2018

As many of you will vividly remember, child rapist and murderer, Terri-Lynn McClintic, was recently transferred from behind bars, where she was rightfully serving a life sentence, to an Aboriginal healing lodge in Saskatchewan. From coast to coast, outrage immediately poured in from Canadians. While the Trudeau Liberals chose not to listen, Canada’s Conservatives did, and after weeks of pressure, this injustice has finally been remedied.

Throughout the process, Justin Trudeau and his caucus members repeatedly stated that they could not undo the transfer because they simply did not have the power. They also repeatedly attacked those who were upset over the decision and accused them of “politicizing” the issue. But this was never a game of politics. It was a choice between right and wrong. A choice to ensure justice was served. We are talking about an individual who committed an unfathomable injustice to the young and innocent Tori Stafford. Outraged Canadians were not the ones politicizing the issue. The Trudeau Liberals were the ones playing politics as they obnoxiously attacked those of us opposing their decision while dragging a grieving and broken family back through the media as they tried to quietly heal after having their little girl taken from them.

Tori Stafford was just eight years old when she was lured away from her school in Ontario, raped in the woods, beaten to death with a hammer, and left to decompose in a garbage bag. 2019 will be the ten-year anniversary of this heinous crime. Tori would have been 18- graduating from high school, picking out a prom dress, and preparing for university. Instead, her bright future was stolen from her by a criminal whom the Trudeau Liberals deemed to not even need to serve a prison sentence.

Nekaneet First Nation, where the healing lodge is located, even alluded in a media release that they, too, did not agree with the decision to have McClintic moved to their facility. Their Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge is a “minimum/medium correctional facility” , and they stated that they were “surprised” to learn McClintic had been transferred to them.

A facility such as this was no place for a first-degree murderer. The atrocities that Terri-Lynn McClintic committed are far too heinous.

This is yet another example of the Trudeau Liberals favouring dangerous criminals at the expense of law-abiding Canadians. We have recently seen them pay off terrorists, forge a plan to reintegrate ISIS fighters into Canadian society, offer veterans benefits to a non-veteran murderer, and now- transfer a child murderer to a low security healing lodge with other children present around her.

Canada’s Conservatives have been tirelessly fighting in Ottawa on your behalf against decisions like these, but today, we are grateful to all the other Canadians who stepped up to bat to fight alongside us to ensure justice for Tori Stafford. Across the country, thousands of Canadians have written their MP’s and spoke out through other mediums against this outrageous prison transfer.

On November 8, the Trudeau Government finally reversed this transfer and had Terri-Lynn McClintic put back behind bars where she belongs. This simple reversal shows that Justin Trudeau spent the last two months outright lying to Canadians as he told them he did not have the power to fix this situation, and for that, he and his government should be both ashamed and embarrassed.

While this is a reversal that never should have needed to happen, and one that only happened because our Prime Minister was shamed by the public into doing what was right, it has, at least, happened.

Canadians all across this country should be proud of themselves for standing up to this injustice and for doing their part to have it remedied.