Protesters outside Woodstock courthouse want Stafford's killer sent back to prison
Approximately 200 people took to the outside of a courthouse in Woodstock to protest the transfer of one of Tori Stafford's killers to an Indigenous healing lodge, in the second rally of its kind within 24 hours.
Saturday morning's demonstration, which followed Friday's protest on Parliament Hill, was fuelled with anger over Terri-Lynne McClintic's move earlier this year.
According to the CBC, Tori's father, Rodney Stafford, and other protesters chanted "send her back!". Many were decked out in purple - Tori's favourite colour.
The eight-year-old Woodstock girl was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered in spring of 2009. McClintic - now 28 - pleaded guilty to first-degree murder the following year and was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 25 years.
Protesters at the rally urged the federal government to pass legislation - dubbed "Tori's Law" - to make sure that anyone convicted of murdering a child stays in a maximum security prison for the entirety of their sentence.
Earlier this week, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said there will soon be a review in the decision to move McClintic to the healing lodge in Saskatchewan.
She had been behind bars at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener before Correctional Service Canada moved her.
McClintic's boyfriend, Michael Rafferty, was also sentenced to life in prison for Tori's death in a separate trial in 2012.
- With a file from The Canadian Press