Friday, October 2, 2009

A Message from Glenn Thibeault, NDP Member of Parliament for Sudbury

John Moore has been seeking justice since 1978. He has walked a long road since then, from a father of three living in Sault Ste. Marie, and into a prejudiced legal system. The promise of his younger life, as a college graduate, chef and a family man, was washed away when he was convicted for a crime he did not commit.

Enduring a lifetime on parole, John has proven his determination to clear his name. He has worked tirelessly to maintain his faith in the system which failed him, pursuing appeals all the way to the Supreme Court. Since his trial, the law he was convicted under was ruled unconstitutional, and yet his requests for review to successive Federal Ministers of Justice have fallen on deaf ears.

As a native man, John Moore received the same treatment from the Canadian justice system that all aboriginals could expect, when in 1978 an all-white jury ruled on his case in a city surrounded by native communities. Thirty years later, he deserves more from all of us. Please help me find justice for John Moore.


Glenn Thibeault, MP

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