NCA Capital Punishment Policy Statement

Corporal Cirillo, who was tragically killed in the October 22, 2014 terrorist attack on the Parliament Buildings.

The National Citizens Alliance (NCA) believes that the federal government including elected officials and bureaucrats must serve the Canadian people and no one else.

In 1976, the federal government abolished the death penalty through Bill C-84.

The National Citizens Alliance believes that capital punishment should be permitted in Canada for egregious crimes involving acts of terrorism, mass murder, and child rapes. As a free and democratic society, there must be limits to our humane approach to those people who commit the most serious crimes. Yet, the NCA believes that this moral issue should only be decided by the Canadian people.

The National Citizens Alliance supports the following:

● Surveying the Canadian people on whether or not to amend Bill C-84 to allow for the death penalty for extreme crimes like acts of terrorism, mass murder, and child rapes

● Holding a national referendum if there evidence of sufficient support from the Canadian people on amending Bill C-84 to allow for the death penalty for extreme crimes like acts of terrorism, mass murder, and child rapes

● Establishing additional safe guards to ensure that individuals who face the death penalty are guilty beyond reasonable doubt if the national referendum on capital punishment is successful

● Depending on the national referendum results, allow provinces to decide for themselves whether or not they will allow the death penalty for extreme crimes like acts of terrorism, mass murder, serial murders, and child rapes

● Increasing federal funding for mental illness

Created: 2016-12-15; Last updated: 2017-07-05

The Capital Punishment policy statement requires a vote of the NCA membership to be adopted. A minimum 70 percent voting membership must support the policy and with a 50 percent quorum of voting membership as per the NCA Constitution (2014).

The NCA welcomes feedback on its policies. Please send policy feedback to info@nationalcitizensalliance.ca

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