Wanted To Sue Serial Killer

Then-Justice Minister Mark MacGuigan in 1982 wanted to sue child killer Clifford Olson to recover federal cash payments but dropped the idea for fear of political embarrassment, say declassified records. Cabinet at a confidential meeting complained it only learned after that fact the RCMP paid Olson $100,000 to disclose where he buried his victims in the British Columbia woods: “Mr. MacGuigan stressed the decision was his alone.”

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