Criminal Records Act
Marginal note:Order respecting custody of records
6 (1) The Minister may, by order in writing addressed to any person having the custody or control of any judicial record of a conviction in respect of which a pardon has been granted or issued, require that person to deliver that record into the custody of the Commissioner.
Marginal note:Records to be kept separate and not to be disclosed
(2) Any record of a conviction in respect of which a pardon has been granted or issued that is in the custody of the Commissioner or of any department or agency of the Government of Canada shall be kept separate and apart from other criminal records, and no such record shall be disclosed to any person, nor shall the existence of the record or the fact of the conviction be disclosed to any person, without the prior approval of the Minister.
Marginal note:Approval for disclosure
(3) The Minister shall, before granting the approval for disclosure referred to in subsection (2), satisfy himself that the disclosure is desirable in the interests of the administration of justice or for any purpose related to the safety or security of Canada or any state allied or associated with Canada.
Marginal note:Information in national DNA data bank
(4) For greater certainty, a judicial record of a conviction includes any information in relation to the conviction that is contained in the convicted offenders index of the national DNA data bank established under the DNA Identification Act.
- R.S., 1985, c. C-47, s. 6
- 1998, c. 37, s. 25
- 2000, c. 1, s. 5(E)
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