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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Act current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2019-09-19. Previous Versions

Marginal note:To whom pardon may be granted

  •  (1) Her Majesty may extend the royal mercy to a person who is sentenced to imprisonment under the authority of an Act of Parliament, even if the person is imprisoned for failure to pay money to another person.

  • Marginal note:Free or conditional pardon

    (2) The Governor in Council may grant a free pardon or a conditional pardon to any person who has been convicted of an offence.

  • Marginal note:Effect of free pardon

    (3) Where the Governor in Council grants a free pardon to a person, that person shall be deemed thereafter never to have committed the offence in respect of which the pardon is granted.

  • Marginal note:Punishment for subsequent offence not affected

    (4) No free pardon or conditional pardon prevents or mitigates the punishment to which the person might otherwise be lawfully sentenced on a subsequent conviction for an offence other than that for which the pardon was granted.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 748
  • 1992, c. 22, s. 12
  • 1995, c. 22, s. 6
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