I don't see what the fuss over Bruce Carson is. So the guy was convicted of some stuff in the remote past. It's not the Canadian way to hold it against him afterward. He served his sentence and then it's time to move on.
What would the critics have him do? Be a bum on Spring Garden Road? Go back to crime? There's no reason not to hire a rehabilitated criminal for almost all positions so what's the big deal. The guy is expected to work somewhere.