Friday, April 18, 2008

Canada's Last Hanging 1962 TV and Radio Clips

"You shall be hanged by the neck until you are dead."
A judge has uttered these words to 1,300 Canadians.
More than 700 of them actually went to the gallows before Canada abolished capital punishment in 1976.
But opinions on the noose have tended to shift over time.
Protests in the 1960's were met with questions about preventing the murder of police officers and prison guards.
Today, the debate is ongoing, especially for multiple murderers like Clifford Olson and Paul Bernardo

Death Penalty Debate 8 television clips - 9 radio clips
Topic spans: 1962 - 1987 Click Here
Canada's last hanging.

The CBC Digital Archives Website.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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