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.