David Warren writes in the Ottawa Citizen about Linda Gibbons as a modern-day hero:
For those who have never heard of her -her story is seldom mentioned in our media -Linda is Canada’s longest serving political prisoner.
She will soon surpass, cumulatively, the time spent in prison by Karla Homolka -who knowingly led three girls, including her own sister, to rapes, tortures, and murders in which she participated. Homolka, as everyone probably knows, plea-bargained her way to a modest sentence and was released more than five years ago. According to one press report (in La Presse) she was back in Ontario and studying law. Other reports placed her in the Caribbean with a new husband and child.
Linda Gibbons, by contrast, has no prospect of release. She is a grandmother, age 62. Her crime was praying, publicly, inside the 60-foot “bubble” around a Morgentaler abortion clinic in Toronto.