McCanns’ Law

On March 1, 2019, MP Dane Lloyd introduced McCanns’ Law to Canada’s House of Commons.

e-petition 2091 was launched on March 5, 2019, to demonstrate support for the Bill. The petition closed on June 3, 2019 after gathering 1,671 signatures, and was presented to the House of Commons by Dane on June 12, 2019. View the petition here.

Show the press release.
Show Bill C-473.

In Vader’s sick and twisted mind, withholding the location of my parent’s bodies is a victory for him.

It allows him to continuously re-victimize our family. Over, and over, again.

It is very important that society recognizes the rights of the victim’s families. Several states in Australia have implemented a ‘No Body, No Parole’ law. Under this law, the offender is required to assist authorities in locating the remains of the victims. If the offender refuses, then parole is not granted.

In the UK, half a million people have signed a petition for “Helen’s Law” to be enacted. The initiative recently succeeded in new guidelines being implemented that require parole hearings take account of ‘wilful and deliberate withholding of information about the whereabouts of the victim’s body’. While this does not deny release on parole, it is a step in the right direction.

I believe that a Canadian version of ‘No Body, No Parole’ would be a very useful refinement to our correctional system. It would force Vader to remain in prison until he acknowledges his terrible act. It would help our family to move to some semblance of closure. And, I suggest that such an expression of remorse on Vader’s part would be a critical step in his rehabilitation and acceptance back into society.

Our loss is huge. Our pain is everlasting. We will never forget what has happened to my parents. We will never forget what Travis Vader has done.

The following table has links to media articles about the No Body, No Parole initiative.

2021-062018-04052021-06-17 McCanns' Law Reintroduced at House of CommonsCBC Radio
2018-042018-04052018-04-05 Dane Lloyd, M.P. Sturgeon River-Parkland speaks at Chamber & Rotary Morinville News
2018-012018-01-262018-01-26 Stony Plain Chamber informed by MP Lloyd Spruce Grove Examiner
2017-102017-10-262017-10-26 Mr. Lloyd goes to Ottawa Spruce Grove Examiner
2017-102017-10-202017-10-20 Sturgeon River-Parkland candidates face off in forum Gazette
2017-092017-09-252017-09-25 Dane Lloyd named as Conservative candidate Spruce Grove Examiner
2017-092017-09-202017-09-20 Spruce Grove MP hopeful would introduce 'no body, no parole' rule for convicted murderers CBC
2017-092017-09-202017-09-20 'No body, no parole': Alberta candidate wants law to help victims' families Canadian Press
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