With Calgary defence lawyer David Andrews taking a well-deserved holiday, it’s a different line-up for the Wednesday night crime panel on Alberta Primetime. I’ll be joining Athabasca University criminologist Carolyn Greene in Calgary; consultant and former Edmonton police chief Fred Rayner will take part from the provincial capital. Here are the scheduled topics:
- A provincial witness protection program announced in last week’s speech from the throne.
- The first seizure in Calgary of doda, a narcotic made from opium poppies.
- A report that recommends needle-exchange programs to step the spread of HIV and hepatitis among prisoners.
(Alberta Primetime airs live at 7 p.m. MST on Access TV: Channel 13 in Calgary; Channel 351 on Bell TV; Channel 267 on Shaw Direct/Star Choice. You can visit the show’s segment archive to view past discussions about crime and other topics.)