Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu: “It is not rehabilitated”

15 years ago, the police informed the Boisvenu family of the disappearance of their daughter. She was finally found dead along a road a few days later. Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, Julie’s father, is now preparing to face the possible liberation of her daughter’s murderer.

“This scoundrel will have the right next fall to apply for parole,” reads a Facebook message written Friday by the senator.

Hugo Bernier was charged with the premeditated murder of Julie Boisvenu in September 2002 and then convicted in 2004. Under the faint hope program, abolished in 2012, but still in effect for criminals sent before the abolition, Hugo Bernier Will be entitled to apply for parole in the fall.

“He is going to appear before a committee of 12 people with his incarceration file,” says Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, by phone. And if he convinces the committee that he does not represent a danger, he will be entitled to parole. But 15 years is far too short. ”

“I believe in rehabilitation, but not two or three times,” he adds. I doubt that Hugo Bernier will be able to reintegrate into society. In my opinion, to have a spouse who is two months pregnant and go out at night to rape another woman, you have to be sick between your ears. ”

Much progress in 15 year s

The death of his daughter led Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu to devote his life to improving the rights of victims of crime. He believes that he has made much progress over the last 15 years.

“I had more than 500 shares and more than 300 comments and messages following my message on Facebook, we might not have seen it 15 years ago. We’ve made a lot of progress and Julie can be proud of that. ”

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Same situation for the Bolduc family

The family of Isabelle Bolduc, murdered in June 1996 in the sector of Fleurimont, will also have to live a similar test. Jean-Paul Bainbridge, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole for 20 years, will apply for leave in July with escort. In the company of Marcel Blanchette and Guy Labonté, Bainbridge had abducted, sequestered, sexually abused and murdered Isabelle Bolduc.

Marcel Bolduc, Isabelle’s father, intends to speak to the Parole Board of Canada at the Bainbridge hearing, which will take place on July 18 at the Montée Saint-François penitentiary in Laval.