Serial killer Clifford Olson is threatening to sue the federal government if proposed legislation to revoke Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supple ment payments for convicts is passed.
The government was prompted to introduce Bill C-31 after it came to light a few months ago that Olson, 70, is receiving $1,100 every month in federal income supplements. The cheques are deposited in a trust account while Olson serves his 11 consecutive life sentences in a Quebec penitentiary for the murder of 11 children in British Columbia in the early 1980s.
The bill, introduced by Human Resources Minister Diane Finley in early June, seeks to repeal the seniors' benefits for 400 federal prisoners serving sentences of two years or more, and the government is also negotiating with the provinces to cut off benefits for inmates in provincial jails, which house offenders serving less than two years.
Again, Stephen Harpers, don't throw out the baby with the bath water. In trust, make all these payments in trust and if, like Mr. Olson will, they die in custody, money reverts to Oh Canada. If they get out they have a nice nestegg to start their new lives of liberty.
Problem solved; you are welcome.