Will Criminal Records for Pot Convictions Be Expunged After Legalization?
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale: ‘That’s not an item that’s on the agenda at the moment’
You’re out of luck—at least for now.
In January, the Trudeau government squashed hopes for exploring amnesty on possession charges until after the federal government’s legalization framework is instituted. A few months later, an NDP motion to pardon all cannabis offences that won’t be against the law post-legalization failed when the Liberals voted against it. “That’s not an item that’s on the agenda at the moment,” said Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale in May.
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