Results for - Alberta prepared to ban dangerous offenders from changing their names
The Alberta cabinet minister in charge of Vital Statistics vows to bring in legislation making it impossible for dangerous offenders like Leo Teskey to legally change their name. Teskey was designated a dangerous offender in 2010 after his 2000 attack on Edmonton landlord Dougald Miller. He beat Miller into a vegetative state. At last week's hearing, Teskey told Court of Queen's Bench Justice Doreen Sulyma that he hoped to get on with his life anonymously should he be released on parole.
1. The provincial government passed an amendment to the Vital Statistics Act in July that bans convicted sexual offenders from legally changing their name. Do you agree with this amendment?
2. Teskey has not been convicted of a sexual offence so can change his name. Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish said he's prepared to expand the current legislation so that dangerous offenders will also be prohibited from legally changing their name. Would you agree with this legislation expansion?
3. Do you think this legislation should be made country wide, not just in Alberta?
Yes it should be country wide
No it should depend on what the province wants to do
4. Do you think Canada's justice system is too lenient?