The Minister of Public Safety is speaking up about the controversial transfer of a child killer to a healing centre.
Terri-Lynne McClintic was sentenced to life in prison in 2010 after confessing to killing Tori Stafford in 2009. She was transferred last December to an Indigenous healing lodge near Maple Creek. That has sparked controversy from across the country, including from the Nekaneet First Nation, who didn’t know McClintic had been there.
“Where Indigenous values are engaged, then there needs to be ample consultation and advice and an on-going role,” said Ralph Goodale, acknowledging the concerns.
Goodale announced a review on the policies which saw McClintic get transferred to the facility is underway by the Correctional Service of Canada, with a completed report expected before year’s end. For him, there’s two objectives.
“Make sure that the public is properly protected, that public safety is issue number one,” he said. “Secondly, to make sure that justice is done in all of the circumstances.”