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

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Nanaimo council candidate: Leon Cake
 
Teacher strike cheques in the mail
 
‘That was the best show ever!’
‘He needs, I have.’
 
Welcoming and warm in downtown Qualicum
 
Family Day boasts flurry of fun across Capital Region
Shari Ulrich still going strong
 
Around the world with Derek Drewe
 
Review: Tunesmith Gordon Lightfoot imports nostalgic diamonds to Duncan

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.