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'Rope' comments land Conservative senator in hot water

NDP justice critic Jack Harris says the prime minister needs to condemn the views of Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu. Senator Boisvenu suggested leaving ropes in certain prisoners' cells and saying "they can decide on their own life". Boisvenu has now backtracked from his morning comments.


(Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu photo: Radio-Canada)

On Radio Noon we hear the senator's original scrum with reporters, NDP justice critic Jack Harris, and from the CBC's Rosemary Barton on the reaction of Parliament Hill.

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UPDATE: Prime Minister Harper told the Commons during Question Period on Wednesday afternoon that his government is on the side of victims. He says people are aware of the suffering the senator's family has experienced and that the senator has withdrawn his statements. Boisvenu's daughter was murdered in 2002.