Having a Criminal Record can negatively impact an individual in many areas of their life. A Criminal Record creates a barrier to: travel to other countries, rent property, purchase insurance, find stable work, be recognized as a professional body (law, medicine, accounting or teaching), or be bonded. Further, having a criminal record can negatively impact family court proceedings, opportunities to volunteer, adopting a child, and becoming a Canadian citizen.

Record Suspension: A record suspension (formerly known as a pardon) is a formal attempt to remove the stigma of a published record for people found guilty of a criminal offence and who, after satisfying specific criteria, have shown themselves to be responsible citizens in society. A record suspension removes a person’s criminal record from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database. This means that a search of CPIC will not show that you have a criminal record or a record suspension. This helps those who have committed criminal offences to access employment, educational opportunities and to reintegrate into society without their past continuously preventing them from moving forward with their life.

Between 2010- 2012, the Conservative government enacted a number of provisions that make it more difficult for people to obtain a record suspension. The Parole Board says 3,693 record suspensions were granted from Mar. 13, 2012 – when the new rules kicked in – to Dec. 6, 2012. Compare that to 24,000 pardons granted in 2009-10, the last full year before Ottawa began changed the system

The Community & Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP) is petitioning the government of Canada to restore the Record Suspension Legislation (formerly known as Pardons) to make it more accessible and available by:

1. Reducing the Record Suspension fee which jumped from $150 to $631.

2. Reducing the Waiting Period for when you can apply for the suspension:

Summary Offences: From 5 years down to 3 years
Indictable Offences: From 10 years down to 5 years

3. Ending Permanent Bans for individuals that have been convicted of more than 3 indictable offences.

Andy Lau and Donnie Yen in their just announced mob-war epic, “KIng of Drug Dealers” (formerly known as “Chasing the Dragon”).
Donnie will be play real-life gangster, Ng Sek-ho aka Crippled Ho while Lau plays the cop hired to bring him in.

Early talk suggests this one won’t be heavy on the martial arts actions (although, rumour has it, Philip Ng is also starring) but, what action there is, will be choreographed by Yen.
But I think Donnie will be flexing his acting chops rather than his fighting chops in this one, sadly.

A technician is sound checking the trademark purple guitar, and the artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince is growing impatient.

The 5-foot-2 singer adjusts the long poet sleeves of his white blouse, strokes his goatee, fidgets with his diamond-encrusted pendant and taps his platform heel on the concrete of this sports arena in Reno, Nev.

Finally, he leans over to me and whispers, “I’ll give you 20 bucks if you yell ’Freebird.’ C’mon,” he says with a nudge, “25 if you shout ’Skynyrd, dude!’"

-Prince, Newsweek (2004)

gif source: Alexa De Venus

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ETF2L S25 W2: LEGO vs. sauna slayers


It’s getting steamy over in ETF2L. Join teamfortresstv with Beater, TurboTabs and Suyoo on tonights cast.

  • DATE: Thursday, Sep 29th
  • TIME: 21:15 CEST / 3:15 PM EDT / 12:15 P PDT
  • STREAM: teamfortresstv 
  • Note: sauna slayers is the team formerly known as ‘Nursey and Furriends’ and ‘thanks nursey’ - they’re not a new team and they have not made any roster transactions, they only changed their name.