National NewsMPs pushing for automatic criminal pardons in Canada; Veterans Affairs accused of cutting pension consultations SHARE ON: James Bowler, contributor, Wednesday, Jan. 2nd, 2019 MPs says justice system is too complicated at providing pardonsSome MPs want Ottawa to make criminal pardons automatic. The Public Safety Committee suggests for some criminals who serve their full sentence, they should be considered rehabilitated and automatically be pardoned. The group says the current process is complicated and expensive at just over $600. They say the justice system isn’t easily providing second chances as it stands now.Veteran’s reportedly left out of pension consultations by OttawaOttawa is coming under fire for allegedly leaving veterans out of pension consultations. Veterans Affairs plans to roll out a new pension plan in April that will save the feds $1.8 billion, but some are accusing the branch of cutting the people affected out of consultations. Pensions for Life would cut back on the amount disabled veterans get.Many Canadians look to cut screen time in 2019Are you spending more time on your phone than talking with your family? If so, you’re not alone as a new report suggests 1 in 3 Canadians are guilty of choosing screen time over face-to-face social time. A majority of Canadians surveyed said they’d like to spend more time together during things like family dinner.