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Criminal Records Legislation Passed by MP’s

Many individuals with criminal records opt to apply for a pardon in order to negate the detrimental effect a criminal record can have on daily life. The ability to get a job, apply for a loan or mortgage, volunteer, and even gaining child custody can all be directly influenced by the existence of criminal records. Until recently, being granted a pardon by the National Parole Board was almost guaranteed, but public uproar over the knowledge that individuals such as Graham James and Karla Homolka are able to get pardons has prompted the Conservative party to create bill C-23, The Eliminating Pardons for Serious Crimes Act. The goal of the proposed amendments to the criminal records act is to make it far more difficult and even impossible for many individuals to get a pardon. On Thursday June 17, Federal MP’s voted to approve a portion of the proposed criminal records legislation.…

13 Jul 2010

Aboriginal Accused and the Criminal Justice...

4 Jul 2010

If a guilty plea is entered or if a person is convicted after trial, the focus of the Court shifts to sentencing. If you are entering a guilty plea it…