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Pardon Services Fees Order (SOR/2021-234)

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Pardon Services Fees Order



Registration 2021-11-30

Pardon Services Fees Order

The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, pursuant to Order in Council P.C. 1995-698 of April 26, 1995Footnote a and paragraph 19(1)(b)Footnote b of the Financial Administration ActFootnote c, makes the annexed Pardon Services Fees Order.

Ottawa, November 23, 2021

Le ministre de la Sécurité publique et de la Protection civile,
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Marco E.L. Mendicino
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Pardon Services Fees

Marginal note:Definition of pardon services

 In this Order, pardon services includes

  • (a) inquiries made to ascertain that the applicant for a pardon or a record suspension is eligible to make the application;

  • (b) inquiries made, if necessary, to ascertain the conduct of the applicant since the date of their most recent conviction;

  • (c) inquiries made, if necessary, with respect to any factors that the Parole Board of Canada may consider in determining whether granting a pardon or ordering a record suspension, as the case may be, would bring the administration of justice into disrepute;

  • (d) the decision-making process of the Parole Board of Canada;

  • (e) the granting and the issuing of, and the refusal to grant or issue, pardons, if applicable;

  • (f) the ordering of, and the refusal to order, record suspensions, if applicable; and

  • (g) notifications by the Parole Board of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, regarding the Parole Board of Canada decision and the keeping of records separate and apart, to the applicant, to any organization that has a file or information concerning the conviction to which the application relates and to any organization that is consulted during the inquiries.

Marginal note:Fee

 Subject to subsection 4(3.3) of the Criminal Records Act, any person referred to in subsection 3(1) of that Act who applies to the Parole Board of Canada for a pardon or record suspension under that Act must pay a fee of $50 to the order of the Receiver General for pardon services provided by the Parole Board of Canada.


 The Pardon Services Fees OrderFootnote 1 is repealed.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:January 1, 2022

 This Order comes into force on January 1, 2022, but if it is registered after that day, it comes into force on the day on which it is registered.

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