CANADA'S JUSTICE SYSTEM CONTINUES TO FAIL
Mind boggling decisions by judges that seem
to completely lack common sense and blithely
ignore victims occur all too frequently and
feed the disillusionment of Canadians.
A case in point was a sentence handed down
in Ottawa court by Judge Roydon Kealey for one
Danninger initially charged with 2nd degree
murder, was ultimately convicted of manslaughter
in the stabbing death of Andrew Moffitt, a 23-year-old
University of Ottawa student.
Andrew had attempted to act as a peacemaker
during a bar fight and was fatally stabbed.
Prior to his trial, Danninger was released
on bail under conditions that restricted his
movements and obligated him to keep the peace
and be of good behaviour.
During that time Danninger ran a terror campaign
against one of his neighbours on an almost nightly
basis dumping feces and urine on the neighbours
car and driveway.
The neighbour ultimately installed a video
camera and Danninger was caught on tape on 24
When the tapes were turned over to police,
Danninger’s bail was pulled and he was
At sentencing Justice Kealey unbelievably awarded
Danninger two-for-one credit for his time on
bail, time that included his almost nightly
prowls to pour urine and feces over his neighbour’s
Mr. Speaker, I ask the Attorney General to
request the prosecuting Crown to submit his
views for consideration in Mr. Danninger’s
upcoming Parole Board hearing. Hopefully such
a submission will assist Andy Moffitt’s
family and friends to right the wrong imposed
by Justice Kealey’s sentencing decision
and keep Mr. Danninger in jail.