Canadian legal profession resists cameras in court

In what was probably the most watched moment in a criminal trial in Canadian history. Justice Denny Thomas read his reasons for finding Travis Vader guilty of second degree murder as more than 100,000 people watched live on television across the country.

Thousands more looked online from around the world. That single camera, focused on the judge, was such a small step in giving Canadians a better sense of what happens in their courtrooms.

Yet it has taken so long and comes with no indication it will happen again soon.  Judges and lawyers  need to better show Canadians their courts in action.

Honestly though, I worry that people will seize this opportunity to keep cameras out next time.

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