Criminal Records Act

Version of section 4.1 from 2010-06-29 to 2012-03-12:

Marginal note:Pardon
  •  (1) The Board may grant a pardon for an offence if the Board is satisfied that

    • (a) the applicant, during the applicable period referred to in section 4, has been of good conduct and has not been convicted of an offence under an Act of Parliament; and

    • (b) in the case of an offence referred to in paragraph 4(a), granting the pardon at that time would provide a measurable benefit to the applicant, would sustain his or her rehabilitation in society as a law-abiding citizen and would not bring the administration of justice into disrepute.

  • Marginal note:Onus on applicant

    (2) In the case of an offence referred to in paragraph 4(a), the applicant has the onus of satisfying the Board that the pardon would provide a measurable benefit to the applicant and would sustain his or her rehabilitation in society as a law-abiding citizen.

  • Marginal note:Factors

    (3) In determining whether granting the pardon would bring the administration of justice into disrepute, the Board may consider

    • (a) the nature, gravity and duration of the offence;

    • (b) the circumstances surrounding the commission of the offence;

    • (c) information relating to the applicant’s criminal history and, in the case of a service offence within the meaning of the National Defence Act, to any service offence history of the applicant that is relevant to the application; and

    • (d) any factor that is prescribed by regulation.

  • 1992, c. 22, s. 4;
  • 2010, c. 5, s. 3.