In 2020, Senator Kim Pate introduced a bill that would provide automatic expungement of criminal records in Canada.  Under the bill, criminal records would automatically be sealed after a certain amount of time following a criminal sentence unless there was a new criminal charge or conviction. Expungement of criminal records is important because a criminal record has many harmful effects for a person’s lifetime. Should expungement of criminal records be automatic?

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