Tracy Latimer’s killer does not deserve to be pardoned.
Carmela Hutchinson, the President of the Disabled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada wrote an excellent article that was published in Rabble on July 17, 2018.Hutchinson points out that woman and girls with disabilities face greater levels of abuse than other groups. Hutchinson wrote:Tracy LatimerI would be deeply concerned for the protection of women and girls with disabilities if Tracy Latimer’s killer is pardoned. Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which Canada ratified in 2010, calls for Equal Recognition under the law. Yet Tracy’s killer, believing he was acting out of “mercy”,