Robert Latimer appeals parole board decision


The lawyer for Robert Latimer says his client is appealing a parole board decision that prevents him from travelling freely outside Canada.

A Federal Court judge ruled in September that there is nothing to indicate the 60-year-old Saskatchewan farmer is a danger and should be prevented from travelling internationally.

The judge ordered the Parole Board of Canada’s appeal division to reconsider the case.

But in November, the board said it wouldn’t lift the restriction, ruling Latimer has yet to show that he is capable of reporting to authorities with complete transparency.

Lawyer Jason Gratl says his client is being deprived of reasonable parole conditions.

Latimer was given a life sentence for the 1993 second-degree murder of his 12-year-old daughter, Tracy, who had severe cerebral palsy.

He put her in the cab of his truck on his family’s farm near Wilkie, Sask., and piped exhaust inside.