NDP urges Senate to pass justice reform bill, begin countdown to drug-possession record suspension
As the Senate studies Bill C-5, NDP MP Randall Garrison and civil liberties associations say they hope Senators won't make 'perfect the enemy of the good' in addressing the 'historic injustice' of drug criminalization.
Prior to the legalization of marijuana in 2018, pot smokers made a yearly pilgrimage to Parliament Hill each April 20 for an annual '4/20' celebration and protest against the federal government's criminalization of marijuana possession. In the years since advocates have called on Ottawa to do more to suspend the criminal convictions of Canadians. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade