On This Day . . .

Early this morning, EDT, Norm Kelly, City of Toronto Councillor, sent out this tweet:

On this day in 1976, the House of Commons passed Bill C-84 which abolished the death penalty in Canada.

CJ36vtfVAAAm4SqThe last execution in Canada took place on December 11, 1962 at the Don Jail in Toronto.

h/t: Ian Bushfield

2 thoughts on “On This Day . . .

  1. It’s been so long, I forget we even ever had it. In 1976, I was in grade 1 being forced to say the Lord’s Prayer in my hick of a public elementary school.

  2. The death penalty for military offences was still possible until 1998.

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