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This is Reefer Madness

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Today a news story broke about a 15 year old girl in Quebec City being strip searched by the principal because she was suspected of selling marijuana to a friend. Is this what reefer madness has come to? Apparently the law allows grown men – in positions of authority no…

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Non-Conviction Records Explained

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People who were arrested and were proven innocent, or had charges against them dropped, should not think that the worst is over. Thousands of Canadians are discovering that non-conviction records of even trivial contact with police can follow them for years and prevent them from obtaining visas or travelling freely…

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Tough on Crime Continues

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It looks like the Conservative government is getting tough on crime again which is not surprising since we are approaching an important election. They now want a life sentence to mean life behind bars, forever. It’s very expensive to incarcerate someone so this is unlikely to be popular with the…

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How Do I Apply for a U.S. Entry Waiver?

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Those who have a criminal record often mistakenly assume that because they were previously issued a Canadian pardon (record suspension) or because they were able to enter the US successfully in the past that they’ll simply be waived through the U.S. border – no questions asked. That is definitely not the case!…

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What is a Fingerprint Certification?  

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In today’s world, fingerprint certification is a necessary procedure for many individuals. Whether it is to cross the border, become a permanent resident, find employment, volunteer in the community or process a child adoption, increased security concerns are leading to increased demand for fingerprinting certification. In Canada, fingerprinting certification is…

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