Letters to the Editor

Criminal record a complex issue

To the Editor,

Re: Record checks should be B.C. requirement, Guest Comment, Feb. 11.

If the debate is not about just candidates for any public office, but specifically for school board trustee, then Donna Allen is perfectly right.

That means school board trustee already falls under the mandatory check for all those in high-risk professions and it should not be necessary for further legislation.

If the check is postponed until after a candidate wins a seat and is found to have a criminal record that disqualified from a high-risk profession, then there is the whole complication that arose when Allen herself refused to be sworn in with the other successful candidates.

The whole matter of mandatory checks, privacy, civil liberties, freedom of beliefs is so very interesting.

We could go on and on and on.

Franklin O’Connor

Nanaimo

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