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By The Canadian Press on March 15, 2019.

NDP MP Murray Rankin stands during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. NDP justice critic Rankin is urging the Liberal government to work with him to improve a bill and ensure it is passed before the election to help Canadians carrying burdensome cannabis records. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA – The NDP justice critic is urging the Liberal government to help him improve a bill to help Canadians carrying burdensome cannabis records and ensure the legislation passes before the fall election.

Murray Rankin put forward a private member’s bill last year to expunge cannabis records, to ensure past records for simple possession are wiped outright.

He says the Trudeau government’s current approach to suspend records rather than expunge them is far from…



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