Inquiry into transfer of convict in Tori Stanford killing

OTTAWA— Canadas Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says she agrees with the transfer of Tori Stafford’s killer from a medium security prison to an indigenous healing lodge.

On Wednesday, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Tori Stafford’s father expressed outrage over a Correctional Service Canada decision to move Terri-Lynne McClintic to a facility focused on healing for incarcerated Aboriginal women.

McClintic was sentenced to life in prison for her part in the first degree murder of the eight year old girl. McClintic kidnapped Stafford and then brought her to her boyfriend Micheal Rafferty who repeatedly raped and then killed the child.

Conservatives and the child’s family pressed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reverse the decision, saying McClintic was guilty of “horrific crimes.”

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale had asked for a review of the case.

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