Capital Punishment in “Two Fishermen”

Capital Punishment is a law that was passed down in 1865 and was abolished in 1914 in Canada. In 1976 they removed Capital Punishment from the Canadian Criminal Code and was replaced with mandatory life sentence without parole for 25 years for all first-degree murders. The Bill was passed by a free cote in the House Of Commons.

Thomas Delaney in the  story “The Two Fishermen” by Morley Callaghan did not deserve to be hanged because what he did was out of self defense against a guy, “whom he caught molesting his wife” (Morley 1). What Thomas did was protecting his wife, so he had valid excuse to beat up the guy, but he probably killed Mathew, who molested his wife, by accident. This story probably happened  around 1914-1976 in Lower or Upper Canada

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