It’s the death penalty, but DIY style! From The Globe and Mail:
“Each assassin should have the right to a rope in his cell to make a decision about his or her life,” senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu told reporters ahead of a meeting of the Conservative caucus on Wednesday.
“I’m against the death penalty, but in horrible cases such as [serial killer Clifford] Olson, can we have a reflection on that issue?” said the senator who was appointed to the Upper Chamber by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2009.
It’s kind of funny that a member of our unelected senate would complain about government institutions that cost more than they’re worth. It’s not really funny that such a callous, vindictive man would have an official role in the process of “sober second thought“.
Couple this outburst with the recent serious deliberation about whether we should replace the beaver with the polar bear as our national animal (really, it happened) and maybe we’ll be that much closer to replacing this un-democratic institution.