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Parole Board of Canada

The Parole Board of Canada, as part of the criminal justice system, makes independent, quality conditional release and pardon decisions and clemency recommendations. The Board contributes to the protection of society by facilitating as appropriate, the timely reintegration of offenders as law-abiding citizens.

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Parole Board-Publications and Forms

A record suspension (formerly called a pardon) allows people convicted of a criminal offence, but have completed their sentence and demonstrated they are law-abiding citizens, to have their criminal record kept separate ...
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Victims of Crime Fact Sheets & Forms

Explains what rights victims have to information from the Parole Board of Canada.
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Parole Board of Canada: Victim Services - Video

This video shows victims how a parole hearing works and directs victims to other Board information, such as our website and our toll-free victim information line.
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How to Apply for a Record Suspension - Video Tutorial

This video tutorial gives you step-by-step instructions on applying for a record suspension. The videos are organized by chapters, which includes definition of a record suspension, eligibility criteria, the 10 steps to ...
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Victims Factsheets

A series of fact sheets for victims of crime, with topics on receiving and providing information, observing a hearing, presenting & recording a statement, and elder-assisted hearings. Also include a statement checklist ...
Also available in: French
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Record suspensions

Use this page to learn about waiting periods, eligibility, and how to apply for a record suspension.
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