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Marijuana and Criminal Records: Canadian Law

The following article was commissioned by CMMA (Canadian Medical Marijuana Association) in September 2003 and was published in their annual ciruculation. It is reprinted here because marijuana prohibition is an epic fail 😉 Although the National Pardon Centre does not encourage any form of transgression...
  • by National Pardon
  • on May 19, 2008
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Why get a pardon?

Why should I get a pardon? The answer to this question should be self-evident but I receive so many calls at the National Pardon Centre that I am confronted, on a somewhat regular basis, by people who do not see the value of a Canadian...
  • by National Pardon
  • on May 20, 2008

Criminal Records and the US Border

Contrary to popular belief circulating among the media these days American border agencies do not have access to pardoned criminal convictions. Pardoned records are sealed and kept separate and apart from active criminal records and no matter what anyone tells you the Americans do not...
  • by National Pardon
  • on May 20, 2008

The Canadian pardon and US waiver industry

If you are looking for a service to handle your Canadian pardon or US entry waiver application for you take your time and look carefully because sometime around mid 2007 a lot of new companies popped up all claiming to be Canada’s #1 Service.  Most of...
  • by National Pardon
  • on May 21, 2008

Go Ahead and Get Your Pardon

For the past few years I have been dealing with the issues surrounding life with a criminal record. I do my best to make sure people’s Pardon applications are processed as smoothly and quickly as possible, because I know that they need to move on...
  • by National Pardon
  • on June 1, 2008

Helping People Has Its Rewards

One of the most rewarding parts of my job is visiting community centres, detention facilities, and other institutions to give seminars on Canadian pardons. Often, the people I meet have heard about the pardon process but they hesitate for any number of reasons. Some people...
  • by National Pardon
  • on June 8, 2008