Record Suspension Fact Sheet

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 from other criminal records. Includes info about cost and application process.

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Parole Board of Canada
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self-help & forms
pardon, application forms, criminal records, record suspension