Fodder for tonight’s crime panel

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to talk crime on Alberta Primetime. I’m on tonight’s panel with Calgary defence lawyer David Andrews and Grant MacEwan University criminologist Bill Pitt. Here’s what we’ll talk about:

  • Public outrage in the wake of the recent revelation that serial killer Clifford Olson, now 70, collects Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement pensions. He may be the worst of the worst, but he’s hardly the only federal con getting pension payments.
  • The societal costs of fetal alcohol syndrome. A Manitoba doctor recently wrote a controversial guest column in the Winnipeg Free Press advocating forced sterilization of women who repeatedly drink to excess during pregnancy.

(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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