Reasonable Doubt: Push for cameras in riot court cases has nothing to do with justice

The criminal justice branch at first issued a statement that it would not ask prosecutors handling riot cases to advocate that the proceedings be broadcast. In response, Bond announced that she would invoke a rarely used power of her office to overrule the branch, through written directive under the Crown Counsel Act.

To hear the comments of the politicians, it sounded like the Stanley Cup riot trials would be held in secret rooms by shadowy figures and no one would ever know what the outcome was. This is not the case. All trials are open to the public. They’re already going to be conducted in a “transparent, open process”. All members of the public, including the press, are free to watch trials.