A peaceful protest that Life is for Life will be held October 16th on Parliament Hill. The protest is to push for much-needed changes within Corrections Services Canada policies & procedures, and for changes to legislation for crimes against children and the vulnerable.
A life sentence should be for life, and the designation of the dangerous offender be put on the convicted. Corrections Canada must be mandated to carry out the sentencing and inform victims on a continuing basis on the status of the convicted.
Victoria Elizabeth Marie “Tori” Stafford was abducted from Woodstock, Ontario on April 8, 2009, raped and murdered. Her body was found on July 19 in a wooded area in rural Ontario. On May 20, 2009, police charged Michael Thomas Christopher Stephen Rafferty, 28, and Terri-Lynne McClintic, 18, in the abduction and suspected murder of Stafford. Both were sentenced to maximum security detention for life. Rafferty was transferred to a medium security prison in March 2019 without knowledge of Rodney Stafford. After a national outcry, McClintic was transferred from an indigenous healing lodge back to the multi-level minimum/medium security facility at the Grand Valley Institution for Women.
Rodney Stafford, Tori’s father, is a leading vocal advocate for change in crimes against children and vulnerable persons, and increased rights and supports of victims.
Aaron Gunn, a well-known advocate for taxpayers, will be one of the speakers at the event. Aaron is Senior Contributor for B.C. and Canada Proud, bringing a voice for Canadian citizens. Maureen Basnicki will also be guest speaking. She lost her husband Ken in tower one on 9/11. Ken was on the 106th floor of the north tower.
Anyone interested in being a part of the day on October 16th may send a message directly to Rodney Stafford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations to help with the cost of the event and ongoing initiatives are welcome. Donations to help with the protest are to go to Justice for Tori c/o Community Safety Partners @ Events@cspontario.org
Details: Wednesday, October 16th10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parliament Hill, 111 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4, Canada