CANADA: Judgment of Death

A crippled man in a wheelchair was pushed along a corridor into the death chamber of Montreal's Bordeaux Jail one midnight last week. Guards lifted the cripple out of his chair and carried him up the steps of the steel scaffold. The hangman fitted the noose, waited for a nod from the sheriff, then sprang the trap. Twelve minutes later, a small notice was tacked on the prison door. "Judgment by death," it read, "was this day executed on Généreux Ruest."

Généreux Ruest, 54, was the man who manufactured the time bomb that exploded and killed 23 people (including President...

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