“A member of the association that advocates for black attorneys says the government’s expedited pot pardons bill is nothing more than a “token gesture.”

Gordon Cudjoe, vice-president of the Canadian Association for Black Lawyers, told MPs Monday that offering faster and free pardons for Canadians previously arrested for simple possession of cannabis won’t make it easier for them to find work because potential employers tend to ask if someone has ever pled or been found guilty of a crime, not if they have a criminal record. [Read more…]”