Conditional clemency. The Government of Canada is preparing an amnesty for those convicted of having a small amount of marijuana.
Such an amnesty became inevitable after the legalization of this drug by Justin Trudeau liberals. According to the Minister of Public Security, Ralf Goodale, the corresponding bill assumes automatic pardon and closure of the criminal history. In contrast to the usual practice, those who want to get a criminal pardon for the presence of marijuana do not have to pay a fee of 631 dollars and wait five years after the expiration of the sentence. However, in accordance with the rules introduced by the previous government, the pardon is not complete, but conditional: information on a criminal record will not be destroyed, but will remain in the police database.
However, it will not be available to anyone – with the exception of law enforcement agencies of Canada and the United States. This circumstance may prevent pardoned people from visiting the United States. In addition, previous conviction can be a complicating factor in the event of repeated violation of the law.
It is not by chance that representatives of the new democratic party believe that the criminal history of those convicted of a small amount of marijuana should be completely erased. According to official estimates, there are several hundred thousand people convicted under this article in Canada, and the percentage of convicts among the black and Amerindian population is particularly high.
Paddling across Antlantica.
How to beat yourself. While some complain about the cold and snowy Canadian winter, others at this time storming the winter ocean in a fragile boat. Ontario residents 57-year-old John Biden and his twenty-year-old daughter Libby marched from Portugal to Antigua. The journey across the Atlantic with a length of 6 thousand kilometers took them 91 days, defeating not only persistent storms, six-meter waves, the threat of flooding, a minimalist ration, inhuman fatigue and all other various difficulties. In the past, John Biden had already made similar ocean crossings, paddling alone across the Atlantic and across the Pacific. His daughter first went with him on this incredible journey, and rowed 12 hours a day, changing at the oars with her father.