Friday, 9 April 2010

Olson outrage 2

Peter Worthington's column about Clifford Olson's pension payments is now the subject of a national taxpayers' revolt.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says more than 17,000 people have signed its online petition to end pensions for senior jailbirds.

"These programs are intended to help seniors make ends meet, not to fill the bank accounts of incarcerated convicts," the CTF says online.

Facebook users are also responding to the revolt and a CBC News poll released today shows most Canadians agree seniors in federal prisons should not be receiving pensions.

So Olson, a lifer who murdered 11 children, is getting the attention he always craves, but telling Peter about his $1,200 a year in pension payments might cost him, and hundreds of other cons, those benefits.

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