When did capital punishment end in Canada?
#22021. Asked by Brainy Blonde. (Aug 30 02 11:20 AM)
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On July 14, 1976 the House of Commons passed Bill C-84 on a free vote,
abolishing capital punishment from the Canadian Criminal Code and replacing
it with a mandatory life sentence without possibility of parole for 25 years
for all first-degree murders.
Canada retained the death penalty for a number of military offenses, including
treason and mutiny. No Canadian soldier has been charged with or executed for a
capital crime in over 50 years. On 10 December, 1998, the last vestiges of the
death penalty in Canada were abolished with the passage of legislation removing
all references to capital punishment from the National Defence Act. See:
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