17 July 2020

Canada Death Penalty Index

Maybe you recall something on this blog from 2009. I didn't.  But I was referred to it by Google when looking for information on the death penalty in Canada. That's thanks to a comment by DPW a 319-page document PERSONS SENTENCED TO DEATH  IN CANADA, 1867-1976:  An Inventory of Case Files in the Fonds of the Department of Justice, National Archives of Canada, 1994. Find it at

Here's an example of an entry, this for the last woman to be hanged in Canada.

BLAKE, Emily Hilda
Crime: Murder
Trial: 1899
Brandon, Man.
Judge: Killam
Result: O. in C. of 1899/12/26, PC 2695
Hanging: 1899/12/27; Brandon, Man.
Reference: RG 13, file 316A (missing).

Digitized newspapers now make it much easier to find information on such cases.

1 comment:

jon said...

This is the correct link: