The Saskatchewan farmer who was convicted of killing his severely disabled daughter in 1993 is hoping to get permission to travel internationally without restriction.
The Parole Board of Canada denied Robert Latimer’s request, although his lawyer says he has followed all of his conditions and is at no risk to reoffend.
Lawyer Jason Gratl says his client has asked the Federal Court to make the parole board reconsider.
“The Parole Board of Canada failed to consider the reality that even if the international travel restrictions were lifted, there were stringent conditions on Mr. Latimer’s parole that would allow him to be supervised and monitored by his parole officer on an ongoing basis.”
Latimer took his daughter Tracy’s life when she was 13. She had cerebral palsy.