Tonight’s Alberta Primetime crime chat: ripped from the headlines

We have two hot topics scheduled on the Alberta Primetime weekly crime panel tonight. Defence lawyer David Andrews and I will participate in the discussion from Calgary; former Edmonton police chief Fred Rayner will join in from Edmonton.

  • The stunning revelation that notorious convicted pedophile Graham James received a pardon from the National Parole Board in 2007. He was convicted of sexually assaulting former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy and another former player while coaching junior hockey. Former Calgary Flame Theoren Fleury and others have since come forward with their own allegations against James.
  • Calgary police Chief Rick Hanson’s recent appearance before a parliamentary committee, where he testified that organized crime groups are attempting to infiltrate the justice system — and city police are currently investigating one such case.

(Alberta Primetime airs live at 7 p.m. MDT 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.)

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