Regulation urged to protect kids from entertainers with criminal pasts (campaign resurrected in GTA)
Linda Beaudoin was outside the College Park courthouse when alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, a former mall Santa Claus, appeared in court.
The Mississauga woman has resurrected her campaign for legislation that will make it mandatory for anyone working as a children’s entertainer to undergo a criminal background check and acquire a licence to ensure he or she is safe to work with kids.
“Some notorious people in the home entertainment industry — clowns or Santa Clau[/center]ses — have criminal records, including McArthur,” Beaudoin said. “He had a conviction for violence and yet worked with children.”
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