Apparently not. A new poll, just out, reveals that 61 per cent of Canadians support reinstating capital punishment. Thirty-four per cent are opposed. The poll found opponents of the death penalty were mostly in Quebec (45 per cent), another sign of the enlightenment of this province.
That a solid majority of Canadians would want to bring back the rope after an absence of nearly 35 years is mind-boggling. Are we that savage a nation? Capital punishment is an act of barbarity perpetrated in cold blood by the civil arm.
I would consider bringing capital punishment back with one condition. All executions must be open to the public in large venues like the Roger Stadium in Toronto or the Olympic stadium in Montreal.
Then we could see with our own eyes what our savagery had wrought.
Can you see any reason why a majority of Canadians would want to bring back the rope?
Should Canada restore capital punishment?
What do you think?