Criminal Records Act

Version of section 5 from 2011-04-15 to 2012-03-12:

Marginal note:Effect of pardon

 The pardon

  • (a) is evidence of the fact that

    • (i) the Board, after making inquiries, was satisfied that the applicant for the pardon was of good conduct, and

    • (ii) the conviction in respect of which the pardon is granted should no longer reflect adversely on the applicant’s character; and

  • (b) unless the pardon is subsequently revoked or ceases to have effect, requires the judicial record of the conviction to be kept separate and apart from other criminal records and removes any disqualification or obligation to which the person so convicted is, by reason of the conviction, subject by virtue of the provisions of any Act of Parliament — other than section 109, 110, 161, 259, 490.012, 490.019 or 490.02901 of the Criminal Code, subsection 147.1(1) or section 227.01 or 227.06 of the National Defence Act or section 36.1 of the International Transfer of Offenders Act — or of a regulation made under an Act of Parliament.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-47, s. 5;
  • 1992, c. 22, s. 5;
  • 1995, c. 39, ss. 167, 191, c. 42, s. 78;
  • 2000, c. 1, s. 4;
  • 2004, c. 10, s. 23;
  • 2007, c. 5, s. 50;
  • 2010, c. 5, s. 5, c. 17, s. 64.