Dear Zachary: a letter to a son about his father

Dear Zachary: a letter to a son about his father (with trailer)
Sunday October 25, 2009 at 10 pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld

On November 5, 2001, Dr. Andrew Bagby was murdered in a parking lot in western Pennsylvania; the prime suspect, his ex-girlfriend Dr. Shirley Turner, promptly fled the United States for St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she announced that she was pregnant with Andrew’s child. She named the little boy Zachary.

I first saw Dear Zachary by filmmaker Kurt Kuenne (Andrew’s childhood friend) at the Calgary International Film Festival.

Just got an email from Kurt where he mentioned this important news. I hope the bill get some serious considerations by the parliament of Canada.

Scott Andrews: ANDREWS introduces his first Private Members Bill – October 23, 2009 (Facebook link)

Bill C-464. Introduction and first reading

Mr. Scott Andrews (Avalon, Lib.): moved for leave to introduce Bill C-464, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (justification for detention in custody).

He said: Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise here today to introduce my first private member’s bill for the protection of minor children of persons who are accused of a serious crime. This has been an issue in my area for a long time. There was an inquiry on this on Zachary Bagby Turner. This Sunday, there will be a documentary on CBC at 10 p.m. eastern time that outlines the story and the history behind this bill.

It is a pleasure to introduce this bill, and I look forward to having it debated here in the House of Commons.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Note: Here is Scott Andrews’s parliamentary contact information (phone numbers and emails) if you want to send him your words of support and encouragement.

P.S. After you watch the film (there are spoilers), you can check out my interviews with Kurt (audio) and Zachary’s grandparents (video), David & Kathleen Bagby in this site.

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