I’m back in the Calgary Herald newsroom after an extended weekend, and back on Alberta Primetime tonight for the show’s weekly crime panel. Here are the topics Calgary defence lawyer David Andrews, consultant and former Edmonton police chief Fred Rayner and I are slated to discuss:
- How to better enforce suspended driver’s licences. It’s estimated as many as 90 per cent of suspended motorists continue to get behind the wheel.
- Alberta considering legislation that would cut off social programs to offenders wanted on warrants.
- A Supreme Court ruling that upheld blanket publication bans on bail (or “show cause”) hearings.
(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.)