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Time for cameras in court: DeJong

by Kim Calloway - Power 104 - Story: 53361
Mar 17, 2010 / 10:30 am

B.C.'s attorney general thinks it's high time media cameras were allowed into the province's courtrooms.

Mike DeJong has told local station CHBC he'll push for routine access for cameras to cover B.C. court proceedings.

The AG says the public has the right to see how the courts operate, and having camera coverage would be a good way to de-mystify the court process.

"It may have been fine in 1850 or 1930 to close that big oak door" says DeJong, referring to B.C.'s historic court procedures "to pretend it was a different universe, but it's not."

DeJong says the public has a right to know what happens in courtrooms, so the procedures can be better understood.

Cameras are traditionally banned from active courtrooms in this province, except for formal occasions like the introduction of a new judge.

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