Clearwater residents petition to keep Shearing in jail

A petition asking the National Parole Boa to deny parole to David Shearing is available at about a half-dozen locations in Clearwater

  • Jun. 1, 2012 7:00 a.m.

A petition asking the National Parole Board of Canada to deny parole to convicted murderer David Shearing is available at about a half-dozen locations in Clearwater, organizer Judy Briggs reports.

The locations include Clearwater Pharmasave, Bayley’s Bistro, The Dollar Store, Fields and Home Hardware.

Letters are even more effective than signatures on a petition, Briggs notes. She encourages those so inclined to write the parole board.

Shearing, who now uses the name David Ennis, was convicted in 1983 for the murder of seven people near Wells Gray Park.

A campaign using Facebook is underway.

An online petition to keep Shearing in jail is located at www.petitiononlinecanada.com.