Cornwall ON – Convicted Hockey Coach Graham James has been given a pardon it appears and even has been coaching Hockey in Spain according to media reports.
James who spent time in over 3 years in jail for his abuse of young hockey players including former NHL’ers Theo Fleury and Sheldon Kennedy apparently was paroled in 2007.
LINK After initial media reports were recently printed an interview discussed why the coach was pardoned.
James was one of 14,748 Canadians given a pardon in 2006-07, while 103 people were refused, according to government records.
In light of that pardons process, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said the federal government will look at giving the National Parole Board more “direction.”
According to statements a pardon only changes where the information is located on a persons record and doesn’t remove the crime, but victims of Mr. James still are not happy.
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