Riot trial broadcasts defended by B.C. premier

CBC News

A proposal to open the Stanley Cup riot trials to television news cameras and radio stations will help show the public that the wheels of justice are turning, according to B.C.’s premier.

Christy Clark launched the proposal on Monday during the throne speech opening the fall legislative session in Victoria.

"This breakdown in civil order requires that justice be done, and that it also be seen to be done," said Clark in the speech, which was read by Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point.

Clark says she plans to ask Crown prosecutors to ask the court to allow news camera and microphones into the court during the trial.

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