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If Trudeau says something shouldn't be criminal in a year, then people shouldn't be getting criminal records for it now - especially when most of those people are folks who don't enjoy his family's privileges of being white and wealthy. A criminal record traps people in the country and traps them in poverty. Almost every job does background checks, even volunteer organizations. It deeply impacts lives and when that record is due to nonviolent pot possession, it amounts to cruel and usual punishment.
In 2007, Ontario froze 51 Taylor Avenue in Chatham, Ontario under the Civil Remedies Act, the law that strong-arms unwilling landlords into becoming law enforcement agents. The province alleged the building was an "instrument of unlawful activity." In 2012, a judge ruled that the property owners would forfeit the property permanently to the province.
Opening the door for a stranger is one thing, but letting them play with your kids, fertilize your plants and fix your broken sink is another. A recent survey by Angus Reid and background check provi...
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