Last week, in an interview with The Globe and Mail's Justice Hunter, the province's attorney general said he was "very concerned about what I see is a growing disconnect between the justice system and the people." And that's why he wants to launch a pilot project this fall to put cameras in British Columbia's courtrooms. But, as we earlier reported, Mike de Jong's ministry recently killed an annual survey measuring public confidence in the justice system. So he'll likely have to wait until the federal government conducts a similar countrywide survey in 2013 to find out whether those cameras have increased that confidence. Fancy that!
March 22, 2010