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How does the government in Canada grant pardons?

Asked by fera (56points) January 20th, 2011

Just it different than how America does it?

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wundayatta's avatar

If you go to Pardons Canada, you will get all the information you need about how they do it. A pardon is useful because it expunges crimes from your record, which makes it easier to get a job or child custody, etc. Canada seems to have a pretty open and straightforward process.

It seems like the US makes the process a bit more difficult. It takes longer, and I think the requirements are stricter. Just from the tone of each country’s site, it seems like the Canadians are more friendly and laid back about it, and the US, as per usual, has a stick up its ass going apeshit over the greatest amount of security regulations possible. For all the good it does us.

Ron_C's avatar

In the U.S. the president or state governors can grant pardons. They are most likely granted to protect people that may testify against you when you are out of office. There is also a great deal of political influence needed to secure one. We have closed and terrible pardon system.

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