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Sunday | Capital punishment: the Death Penalty in Canada

A snapshot of the execution of Stanislaus La Croix in Hull, Que., on March 21, 1902. It was not until 1976 that Canada abolished civilian capital punishment — after a total of 710 people had been sent to the gallows. (National Archives of Canada/Canadian Press)

A snapshot of the execution of Stanislaus La Croix in Hull, Que., on March 21, 1902. It was not until 1976 that Canada abolished civilian capital punishment — after a total of 710 people had been sent to the gallows. (National Archives of Canada/Canadian Press)

Two minutes after midnight on Dec. 11, 1962, Arthur Lucas and Robert Turpin became the last people to be executed in Canada.

As they awaited their fate, the two could hear protesters gathered about 180 metres from their cell, speaking out against the practice the demonstrators called “public murder.”

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