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PARDON? WHAT PARDON? – Making pardons tougher to obtain is harsh and unfair | Toronto Star

In Harper’s Canada once a criminal always a criminal. Roy McMurtry and Anthony Doob are two men who know what they’re talking about. “People make mistakes. And people change. But for Harper, there is no getting past a criminal conviction. For him, people are defined by the worst thing they once did. Stephen Harper’s Canada represents a dramatic break with Canada’s past.”
The Harper government is making it more difficult for those who made a mistake to get a pardon and become full members of society, say a former chief justice of Ontario and a leading criminologist.

Source: Making pardons tougher to obtain is harsh and unfair | Toronto Star

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