Criminal Pardons

A recent article in the Globe and Mail, titled Tories to hike price of criminal pardons, made me think of my political science essay I wrote last term.

I wrote about the Gladue Court. I also wrote about the over-representation of Aboriginals in the prison system. If the Tories hike the price of pardons, in my opinion, this is just another way to further stigmatize/marginalize Aboriginals in Canada. I say that and I believe that because there is an over-representation of Aboriginals in the prison system.

Perhaps the Canadian Government can issue another apology to Aboriginals in Canada in about 20 years. Why not? They already have one apology expected for 2011 (see post titled Aboriginals: past insurgents?). And, they already previously issued another apology regarding the residential schools.

The issue is obviously with the administration process if they let people like that mentioned in the Globe and Mail article “slip through the cracks.”

In my opinion…

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