The Canadian Press

2010-05-11 | Pardon Clampdown

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The Harper government announced new federal legislation that would end pardons for criminals and replace them with harder-to-get "record suspensions." Those convicted of sex crimes against children or those with three or more serious convictions would not even be allowed to apply for such a suspension. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said the proposed law was aimed at preventing someone like convicted sex predator Graham James from ever again receiving a pardon. (James, a former junior hockey coach, was granted a pardon in 2007 for sexual assaults against two teens, including Sheldon Kennedy, who would go on to play in the NHL.)

Date: 2010-05-11
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 11 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << it demonstrated the need to take action to prevent such an outrage from happening again and to ensure our system of justice is not brought into disrepute >>