Justic system on hot seat in museum evening dialogues

Canada’s justice system will be put under the microscope at the next Evening Dialogue at the Museum at Campbell River

Canada’s justice system will be put under the microscope at the next Evening Dialogue at the Museum at Campbell River.

The final dialogue of the spring is this Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The topic is ‘Crime and Punishment’.

“This dialogue will explore views on issues raised by the recent passage by the government in Ottawa of the so-called Crime Bill. The bill increased penalties for sexual offences against children,” said host Michael McIvor. “But it provoked controversy over some of the other sections, in particular: the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences for possession of as few as six marijuana plants; longer sentences for young offenders; and the elimination of conditional sentences.”

McIvor has worked internationally as a journalist and for numerous NGO’s.  During his career with the CBC, he was a Washington correspondent, Moscow Bureau Chief and Senior European Correspondent.

Cost to attend the dialogue is by donation.  Call the Museum at (250) 287-3103 to reserve a seat.