Cameras in Ontario and British Columbia Courtrooms
The most recent issue of The Lawyers Weekly covers the debate about the pros and cons of TV cameras in Canadian courtrooms:
"Lights. Cameras. Cue the judge."
"While this director’s cry may never be heard in a Canadian courtroom, expect to see more video images of court proceedings — including portions of trials traditionally considered off-limits — as two of Canada’s largest provinces move to increase camera access to the courts."
"A British Columbia judge has authorized television coverage of the upcoming closing arguments in a Charter challenge to Canada’s anti-polygamy laws, under a slate of new camera-friendly practice rules. And Ontario Attorney General Chris Bentley told The Lawyers Weekly he will consult the judiciary on how to bring cameras into his province’s courtrooms."