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House Government Bill
42nd Parliament, 1st Session
December 3, 2015 - September 11, 2019
Text of the Bill
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An Act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis
Statute of Canada
2019, c. 20
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2019-06-21)
Progress: Royal Assent
Further Reading
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  • Government to scrap pardon fee, wait times but only for those convicted of simple cannabis possession. Cristin Schmitz. The Lawyer's Daily, March 1, 2019
  • Pardons for pot possession. Elizabeth Raymer. Canadian lawyer magazine, 43(5):59-61, May 2016
  • Pros, cons of making cannabis record suspension automatic. Rabeea Khalid. The Lawyer's Daily, July 9, 2019
  • Suspension, not expungement : rationalizing misguided policy decisions around cannabis amnesty in Canada . McAleese, Samantha . Canadian Public Administration , 62 (4):612-633 , December 2019
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