Robert Pickton Should Remain Behind Bars for Life

February 22, 2024

The Hon. Rob Moore, Conservative Shadow Minister for Justice and Attorney General of Canada, released the following statement on one of Canada’s most prolific serial killers, Robert Pickton, being eligible for parole:

“Robert Pickton, one of Canada’s most notorious serial killers, becomes eligible for parole today. This is unacceptable. Monsters like Pickton should never be eligible for parole. Much like Paul Bernardo, the only way Robert Pickton should ever leave prison is in a coffin.

“Pickton’s parole eligibility means that for every two years from now until his death, he can retraumatize the families of his victims by making them explain why he must be held in prison.

“Conservatives believe that mass murderers like Robert Pickton should serve consecutive sentences so that a life sentence actually guarantees life behind bars.

“A common sense Conservative government will ensure that serial killers receive sentences that keep them in prison, where they are unable to retraumatize those to whom they have caused so much harm.”