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LETTER: Let Canadians vote on capital punishment

There are currently nine death row inmates at this correctional facility in Indiana, where capital punishment is legal. — Reuters file photo

I wish to respond to a couple of letters which were published recently in The Telegram. These letters appear to be in response to my letter in The Telegram about the issue of capital punishment.

As I have stated before, the issue of the return of capital punishment should be voted on by the Canadian populace. Polls have consistently shown, as I stated before also, that the majority of Canadians approve of capital punishment for deliberate murder.

Capital punishment for murder was removed by liberal politicians who had no mandate to do so by the electorate. Canadians should be allowed to vote on this vital issue.

In response to the latest letter on this matter in The Telegram, I would add to the proposed survey of Canadians the question: in the event of you or your family being a victim of murder, do you demand capital punishment for the perpetrator?

It is my belief the vast majority of Canadians would say a resounding yes.

Robin Reid

St. John’s

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