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Ottawa urged to take action on ‘legally unacceptable’ inequities in pardon system

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 8:46 AM | By Ian Burns

A company specializing in helping Canadians obtain pardons is calling on the federal government to take action to stop what it considers unacceptable inequities in the system.

Allcleared (formerly Pardon Services Canada) has sent a letter to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and the Parole Board of Canada saying they have obtained a legal opinion that states it is “legally unacceptable” for a law within the jurisdiction of the federal government “to be inapplicable in one province and in force in all...