Supreme Court Sides with Canada's Worst Killers

OTTAWA - In a historic and insane decision that will effectively wipe out most of the sentences for the most serious crimes across the country, the idiots who make up the Supreme Court of Canada have ruled that the gunman who killed six people in a Quebec City mosque cannot wait more than 25 years before being eligible for parole.

Alexandre Bissonnette pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree murder and six counts of attempted murder for his attack on worshippers at the Islamic Cultural Centre on January 29, 2017. He was 27 at the time. Crown prosecutors had asked the country's top court to impose a 50-year wait for parole eligibility on Bissonnette.

The court's lunatic decision was unanimous, with all nine judges dismissing the Crown's appeal and agreeing that "not only do such punishments bring the administration of justice into disrepute, but they are cruel and unusual by nature".

During a news conference after the ruling was made public, the president of the Islamic Cultural Centre expressed disappointment with the top court's decision. "In our view, this decision fails to take into due consideration the atrocity and the scourge of the multiple murders which are multiplying in North America, as well as the hateful, Islamophobic and racist aspect of this crime," said Mohamed Labidi.

With the Bissonnette decision, legal experts say this will affect more than a dozen similar cases. Killers who have been given life sentences with no chance of parole for more than 25 years may now be able to apply for a reduction in parole ineligibility.

Among the cases affected include Justin Bourque, who killed three RCMP Moncton officers in 2014. Bourque was sentenced to 75 years in prison under three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. His lawyer said the ruling is a "faint" hope for rehabilitation in Bourque's case.

Alek Minassian's case is likely to be affected also, as an Ontario judge delayed his sentencing in anticipation for the ruling on Bissonnette. Minassian was found guilty of 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder for killing 10 people in the 2018 Toronto van attack.
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