Crime & Our Community

MP Jasbir Sandhu, in partnership with the School of Criminology at SFU hosted a forum; Crime & Our Community on February 21st, 2012.

It is always an honour to be asked to speak to an audience as a guest speaker, or in this case, a panel member. This forum’s panel hosted very educated and experienced members of the community who have in-depth knowledge of criminology, awareness, prevention, intervention, enforcement, and the marijuana trade industry.

The other panel members were; Dr. Robert Gordon, Ruth Lee, Colleen Staresina, & Shayne Williams.  The forum was hosted by MP Jasbir Sandhu, moderated by Peter Leblanc (community and outreach assisatant to Jasbir Sandhu). MP Jinny Sims was also present as a guest panelist.

There was much dialogue which was followed up with great questions from the audience.

I would like to note that Maple Batalia’s mother and father were present showing support for change in our community. Their strength and courage is inspiring. I wish the Batalia family further strength. Justice for your daughter will be found.

The forum’s dialogue and Q&A was recorded, please feel free to listen below.

Shout out to Jasbir Sandhu and his office for organizing such an important event, SFU for hosting, and Peter Leblanc for tracking me down and asking me to be a panelist.

Crime & Our Community – February 21st, 2012

Crime & Our Community - February 21st, 2012

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As always, thank you for helping make a positive change,


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