Ben PerrinThe British Columbia government is promising to develop new legislation aimed at preventing convicted criminals from turning a profit on tell-all books detailing their crimes.

The legislation is directed at criminals like convicted serial killer Robert Pickton, who briefly attempted to sell a book he wrote online earlier this month.

MLI Senior Fellow Benjamin Perrin, in an interview with CBC Radio One’s Day 6, says the law is long overdue.

“Crime should not pay”, says Perrin. “When someone is convicted as a brutal serial killer, they should not be able to profit from their offences”.

Perrin’s interview begins at the 6:20 mark.