Statement on Fouad Nayel

In 2012, Fouad Nayel was murdered, but because the case took four years to come to trial, the judge ordered a stay of proceedings yesterday, allowing the accused to walk free. No trial. No justice. No closure for the family of the victim.

I am calling on the provincial and federal justice ministers to order a formal review of this catastrophic injustice, to answer questions like: Why did it take four years? Too many legal delay tricks? Administrative incompetence?

Mr. Speaker, the accused does have rights, but so should victims, like the Nayel family whose son is gone and whose lives are forever torn to shreds by this odious crime and an even more odious injustice.