However, in cases like those of Michael Rafferty and Terri-Lynne McClintic, who were given life sentences involving the death of just one victim - eight-year-old Tori Stafford, who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted before her death - they will be eligible to apply for parole as early as 2023, Bezan said.
McArthur will get his first chance of parole at the age of 91, but "the practical reality is that Mr. McArthur's release on parole is highly unlikely", his attorney, James Miglin, was quoted by The Globe and Mail as saying. This would become "a big piece of the evidence", Idsinga said.
"If the accused either had a trial or would have been younger, I would have had no hesitation in imposing consecutive parole ineligibility terms", he said.
He pleaded guilty to killing eight men between 2010 and 2017.
The Guardian reported: "The court heard that McArthur staged photographs of his victims' corpses, posing the bodies in a fur coat and black leather hat, and - in two cases - with a cigar between their lips".
The remains of an eighth victim were later discovered in a ravine behind the property.
At various points in his decision, McMahon called McArthur "morally bankrupt" and said he acted with a "complete lack of humanity".
The questions surrounding police bias around McArthur have led to the formation of an advisory board made up of activists, lawyers and former judges, who will conduct an independent investigation into how missing persons reports are handled, according to The Toronto Sun.
"This has been a very hard case for everyone involved", McMahon says. "Unfortunately, they will live with this nightmare for the rest of their lives".
Prosecutors sought a life sentence with no chance of parole before 50 years. Top row, from left to right: Skandaraj Navaratnam, Andrew Kinsman, Selim Esen and Abdulbasir Faizi.
Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40, disappears from Toronto's gay village.
The killings took place from 2010 to 2017. Shelly's brother Andrew Kinsman was one of McArthur's victims.
An entry in Kinsman's calendar indicated who he had planned to meet that afternoon: "Bruce".
The judge said, however, that he had no doubt McArthur would have continued to kill if he wasn't arrested by police previous year.
The chief said officers had launched an investigation into the disappearances of McArthur's first three victims, but simply never had enough evidence to proceed further until 2017.
"It is my hope that he will never again know freedom and that this sentence begins the hard journey of delivering justice to the victims of these crimes, their friends and families, our LGBTQ community, and our entire city", said Tory in a statement regarding the sentencing, adding that the victims should be remembered.
"I do not see him in a public setting again", he said.
December 8, 2017 - Police Chief Mark Saunders says the force will review its practices in missing persons investigations.