Area of Law: Criminal Records | Pardons & USA Waivers
Answer # 2188
When can a Pardon or a Record Suspension be revoked or cease to have effect?Region: Ontario Answer # 2188
When can a Pardon or Record Suspension (RS) be revoked?
Generally, a Pardon or an RS may be revoked by the PBC if:
- the person is subsequently convicted of a summary offence under a federal act or regulation of Canada,
- the PBC finds that the person is no longer of good conduct,
- the PBC learns that the applicant knowingly made a false or deceptive statement or relevant information was concealed at the time the application was made.
When does a Pardon or Record Suspension (RS) cease to have effect?
A Pardon or an RS ceases to have effect if a person is subsequently convicted of a hybrid or an indictable offence under a federal act or regulation of Canada, or if the PBC is convinced by new information that the person was not eligible for a Pardon or an RS at the time it was awarded.
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