Michael A. Johnston's article "Whelan Still Waiting" has been published in the Criminal Law Quarterly (at (2018), 66 C.L.Q. 19):
Patrick Whelan received a "short drop" and died slowly. His procedurally flawed execution was the tragic punctuation to a death sentence passed pursuant to a procedurally flawed trial and appeals. The trial and appeals were, individually and collectively, miscarriages of justice. This essay argues that the Minister of Justice ought to act pursuant to s. 696.3(3)(a)(i) or (ii) of the Criminal Code, and give Patrick Whelan the justice he has been denied for 150 years.