Victims of violent crime are calling for changes to the Canadian justice and corrections system. There was a rally on Parliament Hill yesterday to mark the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of Victoria (Tori) Stafford. Her father, Rodney Stafford, says the battle for longer, stricter prison sentences for violent offenders isn’t just about his daughter, it’s a national fight. Stafford was outraged last year when one of Tori’s convicted killers was transferred to a medium-security prison while another was moved to a “healing lodge” in Saskatchewan before being transferred back to prison following intense public criticism. Tori Stafford was eight years old when, on April 8th, 2009, she went missing while walking home from school in Woodstock. Her body was found more than three months later. She’d been sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered.
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