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CBC interviews Steven Truscott's mother

"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 1960s 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.

 Host Laurier LaPierre gets emotional over alleged wrongful conviction.

Medium: Television
Program: This Hour has Seven Days
Broadcast Date: March 20, 1966
Guest(s): Doris Truscott
Host: Laurier LaPierre
Duration: 2:47

Last updated: December 17, 2012

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