Posts Tagged ‘Capital Punishment’

‘Capital Punishment in Canada’

June 5, 2017

“Capital punishment existed in various forms in Canada until 1998, when the federal government completely abolished the death penalty… 

“Before 1859, Canada (then British North America) operated under British law. Some 230 offences, including stealing turnips and being found disguised in a forest {!?!}, were punishable by death.

“By 1865, only murder, treason and rape were still considered capital offences…  (more…)