On September 15, 2016, Justice Denny Thomas convicted Travis Vader of 2nd degree murder for causing the death of my parents, Lyle & Marie McCann.
But, it was soon determined that an obsolete portion of the Criminal Code has been used by Justice Thomas. This error was later corrected on October 31, and the verdict was reduced to manslaughter.
The consternation and pain endured by my family because of this so-called zombie law was enormous.
While this seemed unbelievable at the time, I have since learned that there are many sections of the Criminal Code which are obsolete and/or have been deemed unconstitutional.
On March 8, 2017, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced Bill C-39 (An Act to amend the Criminal Code (unconstitutional provisions)) that would address this problem.