Every day we speak to people who feel that their criminal record is haunting them.
Even if the criminal record is old, they tell us that they feel it is sitting on their shoulders like a signpost saying “look at me, I have a criminal record, shame on me”.
Here is a story that many with a criminal record can relate to:
A woman said so often that her neighbour was a thief and he was finally arrested. Some days later, they discovered he was innocent and set him free. Then he sued the woman.
“Comment are not so serious” she said to the judge.
“Granted” said the judge, “When you get back home today, write down everything bad you said about the young man, then tear up the paper and throw the bits away as you walk along. Come back tomorrow to hear the sentence”
The woman obeyed and returned the following day.
“You are pardoned if you give me the bits of paper you spread on the street yesterday. Otherwise you will be condemned to a year in jail” said the judge.
“But that’s impossible! The wind has blown them all away!”
“In the very same way, a simple comment can be spread by the wind and destroy a man’s honour, and afterward it is impossible to repair the harm that has been done”
This story illustrates the helpless feeling that so many people have with a criminal record and the damage it has done to their own morale and reputation.
A Canada Pardon can restore a person’s honour so that they can continue living their life in a peaceful way.
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