On Wednesday October 3rd, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals failed the Stafford family and failed to stand up for victims by using their majority to defeat a Conservative motion calling on her killer to be moved back behind bars.

McClintic was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years for her role in Stafford’s 2009 rape and murder. Though she had been serving her sentence at a maximum-security prison, she was transferred to a healing lodge in December 2017.

In a hastily written memo from the Department of Justice, it is claimed that the government’s hands are tied. However, that is not true. The government has the moral, legal and political authority to act to correct this injustice.

Dangerous child killers belong behind bars. The decision to move Tori’s killer from behind bars to a healing lodge with no fence and with children living inside is disgraceful. Justin Trudeau had an opportunity to do what is right. Instead, he chose to hide behind bureaucracy and make excuses for this injustice. Not a single Liberal had the courage to stand up for Tori and her family. Every Liberal MP in the House followed Trudeau’s lead and voted to keep McClintic in a fenceless healing lodge living alongside children. Conservatives will continue to fight for victims of crime and hold Liberals to account for coddling criminals.