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Society

Canada offers pardons for cannabis possession convictions

Federal legislation to speed up and simplify the process of getting a pardon for criminal convictions related to simple cannabis possession went into force Thursday, said Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti. Canadians convicted only of simple »

International, Politics, Society

Canadian journalist pardoned by Egypt’s president

Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy has been released from a Cairo prison as one of a hundred people pardoned by Egypt’s president. Fahmy was imprisoned on widely denounced terror charges and there have been widespread calls for his release. Fellow journalist Baher »

International, Politics, Society

Leader must intervene to free Fahmy: journalists

Prime Minister Stephen Harper must intervene with Egypt’s president to free Canadian journalist Mohammed Fahmy, says the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE). Fahmy is back in prison after being sentenced to three years on terror-related charges that human rights »