Robert Latimer appealing travel restrictions
Former Saskatchewan farmer, now in B.C., on parole after serving time in prison for murder
A Saskatchewan farmer convicted of murdering his disabled daughter is appealing a parole board decision that prevents him from travelling freely outside Canada.
A Federal Court judge ruled in September there was nothing to suggest Robert Latimer is a danger and ordered the Parole Board of Canada to reconsider the case.
But in November, the board said it wouldn't lift the restriction.
Latimer's lawyer, Jason Gratl, says his client is being deprived of reasonable parole conditions.
Latimer was given a life sentence for the 1993 second-degree murder of his 12-year-old daughter, Tracy, and was released on full parole, with some conditions, in 2010.
The board denied Latimer's request in 2013 to leave Canada without first applying for a limited-time passport.
He appealed that ruling, it was upheld by the board's appeal division, and he then took his case to the Federal Court in Vancouver.