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Quebecers don't want Boisvenu to resign: Leger poll

Leger Marketing VP Christian Bourque says 48% of Quebecers disagree with the 'rope in cells' comment made earlier in the week by Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu.

In a scrum with reporters Boisvenu said he was opposed to the death penalty but suggested that ropes could be left for serial killers in their prison cells so that they could decide whether to take their lives. The senator has since apologized.

Bourque says a fair number of Quebecers, 41%, supported the original statements and 64% did not want the senator to resign. The telephone poll of 601 Quebecers has a margin of error of 4%.

During our Radio Noon phone-in, a caller expressed her conflicted feelings at hearing that the murderer of her father had committed suicide. And, we heard from another caller who works with 'lifers'.

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