Less than a week after Robert Pickton’s book was posted to (and subsequently removed from) Amazon, the leader of the BC Green Party is already making moves to prevent a similar thing from happening again.
Earlier Thursday Andrew Weaver, Green MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head, proposed Bill M-204, the ‘Profits of Criminal Notoriety Act’, intended to prevent criminals from, “Financially exploiting the notoriety of their crimes.”
In a release, Weaver says, “It is immoral that a convicted serial killer can potentially gain from retelling their crime.”
There’s currently no law in B.C. preventing criminals from making money from re-telling their crimes.
However Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia all have legislation in place to prevent it.
Weaver says the Act he proposed is based heavily on Nova Scotia’s legislation, and he couldn’t see any reason why it couldn’t be put to work by the end of this session.