Shannon Stubbs Reacts to The Report on The Murder of Marylène Levesque
Shannon Stubbs, Shadow Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Pierre Paul-Hus, Shadow Minister for Public Service and Procurement issued the following statement:
Ottawa, Ontario – Today, Shannon Stubbs, Shadow Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Pierre Paul-Hus, Shadow Minister for Public Service and Procurement issued the following statement:
We are dismayed and concerned by the issues identified in the report looking into the senseless murder of Marylène Levesque. There are serious, ongoing issues in our corrections system that the Liberal government is responsible for fixing. We call on Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Blair to act immediately to ensure that dangerous criminals are not in a position where they can harm innocent Canadians.
A dangerous criminal who brutally murdered his wife, Chantale Deschênes, should not have been granted parole in the first place. The fact that this same individual was then allowed unsupervised visits with other women while on parole, and then committed the brutal murder of Marylène Levesque, is indefensible.
The gaps that were identified in intelligence sharing suggest that other dangerous criminals could slip through the cracks.
The Standing Committee on Public Security will be examining this issue on Monday, and Conservative Members will have tough questions for officials.
Our hearts go out today to the families of Chantale Deschênes and Marylène Levesque. Conservatives will always put the rights of victims and their families before dangerous criminals.