Persons sentenced to death in Canada, 1867-1976: SB4-46/1994E-PDF

an inventory of case files in the fonds of the Department of Justice /

"This reference tool relating to persons sentenced to death in Canada covers the period from Confederation to the abolition of the death penalty in 1976. The files described in the main body of the volume (the alphabetical inventory) concern all the persons who were condemned to a death sentence after they underwent trial for murder (for the earlier period, there are also some cases of rape, high treason or burglary). In all of these cases, the condemned person's file had to be transferred to the Department of Justice so that the Governor General could decide whether to allow the execution to take place or to commute the sentence. Therefore these files, which contain transcripts of evidence, petitions, letters from the public, reports and recommendations from different authorities, are kept in the fonds of the Department of Justice at the National Archives of Canada."

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Department/Agency National Archives of Canada.
Title Persons sentenced to death in Canada, 1867-1976
Subtitle an inventory of case files in the fonds of the Department of Justice /
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Les condamnés/es à la peine de mort au Canada, 1867-1976. Cover title.
Date c1994.
Number of Pages 330 p.
Catalogue Number
  • SB4-46/1994E-PDF
Subject Terms Archives, Criminal justice