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Canadian Parliament To Vote On Putting Child Killer Back In Prison

David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

Canada’s Official Opposition Conservatives are demanding a vote Tuesday to put a convicted child killer back in prison.

Terri-Lynne McClintic pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder of her eight-year-old daughter in 2009 and was supposed to be doing hard time in prison for her life sentence. Instead, Canada’s correctional services recently moved her to a “healing lodge” operated by First Nations, where she will enjoy privileges such as conjugal visits.

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says his party plans to introduce a motion on Tuesday in the House of Commons in Ottawa for Members of Parliament to decide whether to put McClintic back in prison or not.

“What we are calling on the government to do is issue a policy directive where people who’ve been convicted of these types of heinous, horrific crimes are not eligible to be held in a facility like this,” Scheer told Global News.

“This is crystal clear.”

Scheer said before talking about changing the legislation to ensure convicted murderers don’t go to minimum security healing lodges, it is first necessary to send McClintic back to the slammer.

“I would support measures that make sure McClintic is back behind bars,” he told Global. “They have a wide variety of tools available to them. If they have ideas, I’d love to hear them.”

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