Canada is too soft on violent men

Friday at QUB Radio, I did an interview that shocked me.

Another story of an abused, beaten, threatened woman.

Who is terrified of being killed by his ex…


Do you remember the story of Mélanie Côté?

Her ex, Mathieu Bougie, gave her hell in January 2014.

He left Deux-Montagnes, where he lived, to go to his home in Trois-Rivières. Once he arrived at his ex-wife’s house, he shoved a knife across her mouth in front of their 13-month-old son’s eyes. He then kidnapped Mélanie and the little one and then took them to his apartment in Deux-Montagnes.

For six hours, Mélanie was tied up and confined. Bougie psychologically tortured her, told her that he had killed her parents (which was false), etc.

Finally, after six hours, a friend of Mélanie’s, worried about her absence, informed the police, who found her thanks to her cell phone signal.

Arrested, Mathieu Bougie was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Contrary to what is usually done, Bougie was not released after two thirds of his sentence.

Why ?

Because in prison, the madman accumulated 37 breaches of penitentiary regulations, many of which were acts of violence against correctional officers.

Moreover, the guy never showed the slightest remorse, the slightest regret.

In Canada, as you know, parole is almost automatic.

They are not given on merit, if you behaved well in prison, if you went to therapy, no. They’re handed out like M&M’s on Halloween.

However, Bougie did not take advantage of it.

It shows you how dangerous he is considered to be.


Next year, Mathieu Bougie will be released.

And Mélanie Côté is afraid.

Because Bougie will not wear an anti-reconciliation bracelet.

Why ? Because these bracelets are mandatory for violent people who have been imprisoned in a Quebec provincial prison.

That is, people who received a sentence of two years less a day.

Bougie was sentenced to 10 years in jail. He therefore served his sentence in a federal penitentiary.

And the requirement to wear a stranglehold bracelet is a provincial program, not a federal one.

So he’s going out and won’t have to wear one.

You read that right: are you sentenced to two years less a day? You wear a bracelet when you leave. You have been sentenced to a very severe sentence because you are considered extremely dangerous? You don’t wear it.

That’s living in a country with two jurisdictions.


Mélanie spoke to me with the tone of a woman who knows she is doomed.

Bougie counts the days he has left to spend in prison. She counts the days she has left to live.

And besides, she’s almost blind. So she won’t be able to recognize him if she sees him in the street…

We must not abandon this woman.

When is an anti-reconciliation bracelet in Canada?

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