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iPolitics- Steve Sullivan- “By making it harder for people convicted of crimes to obtain pardons, the government is making it far harder for those people to find jobs — to support their families, to pay taxes, to make restitution to their victims and find safe housing. Even the Harper government has acknowledged employment reduces recidivism.
The complete overhaul of the pardon system was never justified as a means to reduce crime; it was, in fact, a stupid thing to do. It works against the interests of public safety.” Read more….