Tag: NDP

NDP considering pardons for minor cannabis convictions

In a press conference today, Members of the NDP say they are looking at calling for pardons for those with pot possession charges. The NDP’s justice critic, Alastair Macgregor, told assembled media in a press conference that the NDP will be ‘looking closely’ at the legislation tabled by the Liberals today and will be considering

NDP, Liberals concerned impaired driving act goes too far

NDP House Leader Murray Rankin and Bill Blair, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, both raised objections this week with a Conservative bill that seeks to give broader discretion to law enforcement to deal with impaired driving. The private member’s bill, Bill C-226, an Act to amend the Criminal

NDP Justice Critic concerned with continued cannabis arrests

Alistair MacGregor, NDP Critic for Justice, says he is concerned that Canadians are still being arrested for cannabis prior to legalization and is open to the idea of amnesty for some with past charges for cannabis possession. In Justice Committee earlier this month, MacGregor requested more information from the government’s justice minister, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould,