Record Suspension Program 2018-2019 Report to Parliament

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Introduction

Pursuant to section 11 of the Criminal Records Act (CRA), within three months after the end of each fiscal year, the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) must submit a report on the record suspension program to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada. The report must contain the following information:

  1. Number of applications for record suspensions made in respect of offences referred to in each of paragraphs 4(1)(a)Footnote 1  and (b)Footnote 2 ;
  2. The number of record suspensions that the Board ordered or refused to order in respect of offences referred to in paragraphs 4(1)(a) and (b);
  3. Number of record suspensions ordered, categorized by the offence to which they relate; and
  4. The number of record suspensions ordered by the province or territory of residence of the applicant.

Background

As part of the criminal justice system, the PBC, or the Board, makes independent, quality conditional release, record suspension and pardon decisions, and clemency recommendations. The PBC is headed by a Chairperson who reports to Parliament through the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada. The Board contributes to the protection of society by facilitating, as appropriate, the timely re-integration of offenders into society as law-abiding citizens.

The record suspension program supports the successful reintegration of an individual into society, as it can assist an individual to access employment and educational opportunities, among other things. It is a formal attempt to remove the stigma of a criminal record for people found guilty of an offence under an Act of Parliament and who have completed their sentence and demonstrated law-abiding behaviour for a prescribed number of years. A record suspension restricts access to records under federal jurisdiction, removes disqualifications caused by a criminal conviction that would result from a conviction under federal statute or regulation, such as the ability to contract with the federal government, or eligibility for Canadian citizenship. It does not, however, guarantee either entry or visa privileges to another country nor does it have effect on a prohibition order under section 109 of the Criminal Code of Canada (CCC).

Although the CRA applies only to records kept by federal organizations, many provincial, territorial and municipal criminal justice agencies also restrict access to their records once they are informed that a record suspension has been ordered. A record suspension does not, however, erase the fact that an individual was convicted of a crime. The criminal record is not deleted/purged, but it is kept separate and apart from other (non-suspended) criminal records. Through the program, the PBC reviews record suspension applications for completeness and eligibility, and collects information for investigation and decision-making. The Board has exclusive jurisdiction and absolute discretion to order, refuse to order, or revoke a record suspension under the CRA.

The process for revocation is started when the Board is notified, usually by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, that the person is subsequently convicted of an offence referred to in paragraph 4(1)(b) of the CRA, other than an offence referred to in subparagraph 7.2(a)(ii) of the CRA. A record suspension/pardon can also be revoked on evidence establishing to the satisfaction of the Board that: the person i sno longer of good conduct, or the person to whom it relates knowingly made a false or deceptive statement in relation to the application for the record suspension/pardon, or knowingly concealed some material particular in relation to that application.

The CRA authorizes that a record suspension/pardon ceases to have effect if a person is subsequently convicted of an indictable offence under a federal act or regulation of Canada or certain other types of offencesFootnote 3  that are punishable either on indictable or summary conviction. A record suspension/pardon can also be ceased if the Board is convinced by new information that the person was not eligible for a record suspension/pardon at the time it was ordered/granted/issued.

Since February 2012, applicants for a record suspension must pay a service fee of $631. The fee includes service standards established under the Service Fees Act. Specifically, record suspension applications involving summary convictions are processed within six months of the date of acceptance of the application, while applications involving indictable offences are processed within 12 months of the date of acceptance. Applications for which the Board is proposing to refuse to order a record suspension may require up to 24 months after the date of application acceptance. The reason for this is that under the CRA, the Board must notify the applicant in writing of its proposal to refuse, and advise them that they are entitled to make, or have made on their behalf, any representations to the Board that they believe relevant. In some cases the Board may authorize a hearing.

On April 18, 2017, the Supreme Court of British Columbia (SCBC) released its decision in the matter of the Attorney General of Canada v. Chu in favour of the applicant. On June 14, 2017, the Ontario Superior Court (OSC) mirrored the B.C. Supreme Court ruling in the Charron / Rajab v. the Queen case. These cases challenged the constitutionality of applying changes made to the CRA retroactively for persons already convicted and sentenced prior to the coming into force of the changes.

The SCBC and OSC decisions are binding in the provinces of British Columbia (B.C.) and Ontario only and as such, an individual who resides in B.C. or Ontario must have their application for a record suspension processed in accordance with the legislative criteria that was in place at the time the applicant committed his or her offence(s). As a result, these applicants retain protection under the legislative scheme that was in place at the time of the commission of their most recent offence. Both court decisions held that the transitional provisions of legislation that amended the CRA in 2010 and 2012 to increase waiting periods for obtaining record suspensions and change eligibility criteria as contrary to sections 11(h) and (i) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the Charter). Accordingly, applications submitted by individuals currently residing in B.C. or Ontario, and whose most recent offence occurred no later than March 12, 2012, were processed as pardon applications under the applicable version of the CRA, all while maintaining service standards.

Findings for 2018-19

Number of applications

In 2018-2019, the Board received 13,826 record suspension/pardon applications and accepted 10,660 applications (77%) for processing. There were 3,166 record suspension/pardon applications (23%) that were rejected at screening due to ineligibility, no payment, wrong processing fee and/or missing documentation. In the previous year, the Board received 14,661 record suspension/pardon applications and accepted 10,958 applications (or 75%).

The chart below indicates the number of record suspension/pardons applications received in each fiscal year over the last five years 2014-2015 to 2018-2019.  

 

Incoming application totals
Figure 1 – Incoming application totals
Year Incoming applications
2014-2015 12,415
2015-2016 12,384
2016-2017 11,563
2017-2018 14,661
2018-2019 13,826

In 2017-2018, applications rose by over 250 a month compared to the years following the legislative changes of 2012. Factors behind this surge of new applications may be due to the wait periods of 5 years being met after the 2012 changes and the reduced wait times for Ontario/British Columbia applicants following the recent court decisions.

In 2018-2019, applications decreased by 69 per month, but overall numbers have remained similar to the spike of 2017-2018. The reduced wait times for Ontario/British Columbia applicants following the recent court decisions seem to be a factor in the volume of applications received. Results may also reflect the fact that individuals continue to meet the wait times for applying for a record suspension/pardon.

Record Suspension Decisions

1. Number of applications for record suspensions made in 2018-2019 in respect of offences referred to in each of paragraphs 4(1)(a) and (b)

As per paragraph 4.1(1)(a) of the CRA the Board may order that an applicant’s record in respect of an offence be suspended if the Board is satisfied that during the applicable period, the applicant has been of good conduct and has not been convicted of an offence under an Act of Parliament. Pursuant to paragraph 4.1(1)(b), the Board may order that an applicant’s record in respect of an offence be suspended if the Board is satisfied that during the applicable period, the applicant has been of good conduct and it would provide them with a measurable benefit, sustain their rehabilitation into society as a law abiding citizen and would not bring the administration of justice into disrepute. The applicant must clearly describe how receiving a record suspension would provide them with a measurable benefit and sustain their rehabilitation into society as a law abiding citizen.

Number of applications for a record suspension accepted in 2017-2018 in respect of offences referred to in paragraphs 4(1)(a) and (b)

Indictable offences** Summary offences*
2,213 3,207

Data Source: PBC-PARSS, Data Extraction Date: 2019-04-04
Note: Excluded are files that were accepted and subsequently discontinued.

*Summary conviction offences are considered less serious than indictable offences because they are punishable by lesser penalties. The maximum penalty for a summary conviction offence is a sentence of six months of imprisonment, a fine of $5,000 or both.

**An indictable conviction offence is an offence which can only be tried on an indictment after a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is a prima facie case to answer.

2. Number of record suspensions that the Board ordered or refused to order in 2018-2019 in respect of offences referred to in paragraphs 4(1)(a) and (b) 

Ordered
(pursuant to 4(1)(a))
Ordered
(pursuant to 4(1)(b))
Refused to Order
(pursuant to 4(1)(a))
Refused to Order
(pursuant to 4(1)(b))
2,716 3,310 152
75

Data Source: PBC-PARSS, Data Extraction  Date: 2019-04-04
Note: Includes applications received in previous fiscal years, as well as some applications from 2018-19.

3. Number of applications for pardons made in 2018-2019 in respect of offences referred to in each of paragraphs 4(1)(a) and (b)

In 2018-2019, a proportion of applications were processed as pardons under the relevant scheme of the CRA.

Legislative scheme: C-47

As per subsection 4.1(1) of the CRAFootnote 4 , the Board may grant a pardon for an offence prosecuted by indictment or a service offence referred to in subparagraph 4(a)(ii) if the Board is satisfied that the applicant, during the period of five years referred to in paragraph 4(a), has been of good conduct; and has not been convicted of an offence under an Act of Parliament or a regulation made under an Act of Parliament.

As per subsection 4.1(2) of the CRAFootnote 5, a pardon for an offence punishable on summary conviction or a service offence referred to in subparagraph 4(b)(ii) shall be issued if the offender has not been convicted of an offence under an Act of Parliament or a regulation made under an Act of Parliament during the period of three years referred to in paragraph 4(b).

Legislative scheme: C-23A

As per subsection 4.1(1) of the CRAFootnote 6 , the Board may grant a pardon for an offence referred to in paragraph 4(a) (including an offence prosecuted by indictment), if granting the pardon at that  time would provide a measurable benefit to the applicant, would sustain his or her rehabilitation in society as a law-abiding citizen and would not bring the administration of justice into disrepute.

As per subsection 4.1(1) of the CRAFootnote 7, the Board may grant a pardon for an offence punishable on summary conviction or a service offence within the meaning of the National Defence Act if the Board is satisfied that the applicant, during the applicable period referred to in section 4, has been of good conduct and has not been convicted of an offence under an Act of Parliament.

Number of applications for a pardon accepted in 2018-2019 in respect of offences referred to in paragraphs 4(1)(a) and (b)

Indictable offences Summary offences
2,869 2,371

Data Source: PBC-PARSS, Data Extraction Date: 2019-04-04
Note: Excluded are files that were accepted and subsequently discontinued.

4. Number of pardonsFootnote 8  that the Board issued, granted and/or denied in 2018-2019 in respect of offences referred to in paragraphs 4(1)(a) and (b)

Issued
(pursuant to 4(1)(b))
Granted
(pursuant to 4(1) (a))
Granted
(pursuant to 4(1) (b))
Denied
(pursuant to 4(1)(a))
Denied
(pursuant to 4(1)(b))
1,772 2,003 6278 270 150

Data Source: PBC-PARSS, Data Extraction Date: 2019-04-04
Note: Includes applications received in previous fiscal years, as well as some received in 2018-19.

5. Number of record suspensions ordered, pardon issued and granted in 2018-2019 categorized by the offence to which they relate

Offence Ordered/
Issued/
Granted
Abandoning child 1
Abduction contravening a custody order 1
Abduction of female 1
Abduction under 14 2
Abduction under 16 2
Abduction where no custody order 1
Abstracts, consumes or uses electricity or gas 17
Access child pornography 3
Accessory after the fact 3
Accessory after the fact to murder 2
Accessory after the fact to robbery 2
Accessory after the fact to to the commission of an offence 1
Acknowledging bail in false name 1
Acknowledging instrument in false name 4
Acquire firearm without firearms acquisition certificate 2
Aggravated assault 69
All breaches of the National Defence Act betweeb 57
Anal intercourse 2
Armed robbery 27
Arson 14
Arson - disregard for human life 4
Arson by negligence 1
Arson causing damage to property 26
Assault 1,886
Assault against peace-public officer 74
Assault by trespasser 1
Assault causing bodily harm 430
Assault peace officer 99
Assault with a weapon 345
Assault with intent to resist arrest 56
Assault with intent to steal 5
Assisting escape 1
Attempt break and enter with intent 47
Attempt fraud 37
Attempt fraud over $5000 13
Attempt fraud under $5000 23
Attempt robbery 13
Attempt theft 117
Attempt to commit a summary offence 6
Attempt to commit an indictable offence 12
Attempt to obstruct justice 53
Attempted murder 5
Bestiality 1
Bookmaking 2
Breach of an undertaking 18
Breach of conditional sentence order 15
Breach of probation 65
Breach of recognizance 39
Breach of terms and conditions of lottery licence 3
Breach of the Aeronautics Act 3
Breach of the Atomic Energy Control Act 1
Breach of the Bankruptcy Act 3
Breach of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act 1
Breach of the Canada Elections Act 1
Breach of the Canada National Parks Act 1
Breach of the Canada Shipping Act 3
Breach of the Citizenship Act 1
Breach of the Competition Act 2
Breach of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 1,671
Breach of the Copyright Act 11
Breach of the Customs Act 12
Breach of the Employment Insurance Act 3
Breach of the Excise Act 40
Breach of the Fisheries Act 20
Breach of the Food and Drugs Act 68
Breach of the Government Property Traffic Act 2
Breach of the Government Property Traffic Regulations 13
Breach of the Health of Animals Act 1
Breach of the Immigration Act 14
Breach of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 11
Breach of the Income Tax Act 6
Breach of the Juvenile Delinquents Act 1
Breach of the Liquor Act 1
Breach of the Migratory Birds Convention Act 2
Breach of the Narcotic Control Act 1,218
Breach of the National Battlefields at Quebec Act 6
Breach of the National Capital Act 1
Breach of the National Defence Act Section: 24
Breach of the Railway Safety Act 1
Breach of the Tobacco Act 1
Breach of the Unemployment Insurance Act 13
Breach of the Weights and Measures Act 1
Breach of the Young Offenders Act 100
Breach of the Youth Criminal Justice Act 44
Breach of trust 1
Breach of trust by public officer 8
Break and enter 51
Break and enter with intent 196
Break, enter and commit 369
Break, enter and commit an indictable offence 22
Break, enter and commit mischief 4
Break, enter and theft 536
Breaking out 1
Bribery of agent 3
Bribery of a government officials 1
Bribery of officers 2
Buys or sells instruments for forging or falsifying credit card 2
Care or control of a motor vehicle while ability impaired 101
Care or control of a motor vehicle with more than 80 mg of alcohol in blood 134
Carless storage of ammunitions 2
Careless storage of firearm, prohibited weapon, prohibited device or ammunition 22
Careless storage of firearms 18
Careless use of firearm 29
Careless use of prohibited weapon, prohibited device or ammunition 15
Carry a concealed weapon 49
Cause a disturbance 150
Causing bodily harm with intent 6
Causing injury with intent 2
Causing unnecessary suffering to animals 1
Cheating at play 3
Choking 1
Commission of offence for criminal organization 2
Common assault 39
Common nuisance 5
Communicate for the purpose of prostitution 65
Conduct illegal lottery scheme 1
Conspiracy 58
Conspiracy to commit a summary offence 1
Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence 85
Conspiracy to commit arson causing damage to property 2
Conspiracy to commit extortion 1
Conspiracy to commit fraud 11
Conspiracy to commit robbery 15
Conspiracy to commit theft 32
Conspiracy to commit uttering counterfeit money 2
Conspiracy to import a narcotic 3
Conspiracy to import a scheduled substance 2
Conspiracy to possession of property obtained by crime 4
Conspiracy to produce a controlled substance 1
Conspiracy to traffic in a controlled drug 4
Conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance 8
Conspiracy to traffic in a narcotic 15
Conspiracy to traffic in a restricted drug 3
Conspiracy to traffic in a scheduled substance 12
Conspire to commit murder 1
Contempt of court 1
Counsel to commit an indecent act in public place 2
Counselling an indcitable offence 1
Counselling an offence that is not committed 1
Counterfeiting stamps 2
Criminal breach of trust 3
Criminal harassment 171
Criminal interest rate 2
Criminal negligence causing bodily harm 5
Criminal negligence causing death 7
Criminal negligence in servicing a motor vehicle 1
Criminal negligence in the operation of a motor vehicle 1
Cruelty to animals 1
Damage to property 8
Damage under $50 2
Dangerous driving without due attention 25
Dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily harm 36
Dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing death 20
Dangerous operation of motor vehicle, vessel or aircraft 211
Dangerous use of ammunition 1
Dangerous use of firearm 4
Deal with a firearm or restricted weapon contrary to regulations 5
Deals with credit card obtained by crime 7
Disarming a Peace Officer  1
Discharge firearm with intent 2
Disguise with intent 34
Disobey court order 7
Disobey undertaking 1
Disturb the peace 4
Disturbing religious worship or certain meetings 1
Drive while impaired causing bodily harm 35
Drive while impaired causing death 13
Driving while ability impaired 1,748
Driving while disqualified 305
Driving while licence suspension 3
Driving while prohibited 43
Driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in 100 ml of blood 3,710
Driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in 100 ml of blood causing bodily harm 6
Endanger life 3
Engage in bookmaking 3
Engaging in prostitution 6
Escape lawful custody 59
Exercise control 1
Exhibit, use or keeping gambling device or machine 2
Exposure to person under age of fourteen years 1
Extortion 27
Fabricating evidence 4
Fail or refuse to provide breath sample 432
Fail to appear 441
Fail to attend court 266
Fail to comply with court order 21
Fail to comply with probation order 1,038
Fail to comply with recognizance 960
Fail to provide the necessities of life 5
Fail to report 5
Failure to comply with conditions of undertaking 367
Failure to stop at scene of accident 152
Failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm 3
False alarm of fire 4
False messages 2
False pretences 73
False pretences over $1000 3
False pretences over $200 1
False pretences under $1000 13
False pretences under $200 3
False pretences under $5000 7
False prospectus 1
False statement 2
False statement in relation to passport 2
Falsification of books and documents 1
Flight while pursued by peace officer 39
Forcible confinement 49
Forcible entry 17
Forge a credit card 4
Forgery 70
Found in common bawdy-house 6
Found in common gaming house 2
Fraud 149
Fraud in relation to fares 1
Fraud over $1000 52
Fraud over $200 25
Fraud over $5000 146
Fraud under $1000 73
Fraud under $200 15
Fraud under $5000 227
Frauds upon the government 3
Fraudulent use of credit card 18
Fraudulent use of telecommunications 3
Fraudulent burning personal or commercial property 2
Fraudulently obtain computer service 1
Fraudulently obtain transportation 17
Fraudulently obtaining food and lodging 18
Fraudulently taking cattle or defacing brand 1
Gross indecency 4
Handle firearm or restricted weapon contrary to regulations 6
Harassing communications 1
Harassing phone calls 22
Has under his control any device for gambling or betting 1
Have stolen goods 4
Hostage-taking 1
Identity fraud 1
Identity theft 2
Import, export, buy or sell prohibited weapon 1
Incest 1
Indecent acts 42
Indecent assault on female 11
Indecent telephone calls 4
Indignity to dead human body 1
Inmate of a common bawdy-house 3
Intimidation 6
Invitation to sexual touching 3
Keeping a common bawdy-house 16
Keeping a common gaming house 3
Kidnapping 5
Killing, injuring or endangering cattle 2
Killing, injuring or endangering other animals 2
Laundering proceeds of crime 2
Living off the avails of prostitution 3
Lotteries and games of chance 1
Luring a child 5
Make counterfeit money 5
Make false statement in writing 1
Make false statement without permission 1
Manslaughter 12
Mischief 259
Mischief over $1000 49
Mischief over $200 1
Mischief over $5000 58
Mischief to data 2
Mischief to private property 60
Mischief to public property 10
Mischief under $1000 93
Mischief under $5000 338
Misleading peace officer 1
Obstruct justice 12
Obstruct peace officer 335
Obstruct public peace officer 2
Obstruction 123
Occupant of motor vehicle who knows contains a prohibited weapon 2
Operate vessel, aircraft or railway equipment while ability impaired 3
Operate vessel, aircraft or railway equipment with more than 80mg of alcohol in blood 4
Overcoming resistance to commission of offence 1
Participate in a sexual assault with another person 1
Participation in criminal organization 2
Party to an illegal scheme 1
Passes off other wares or services with intent to deceive or defraud 1
Perjury 11
Personating peace officer 6
Personation 6
Personation with intent 112
Pointing a firearm 16
Possession and sale of telecommunication facility 3
Possession contrary to prohibition order 3
Possession of a prohibited weapon 65
Possession of a prohibited weapon in motor vehicle 6
Possession of a restricted weapon 17
Possession of a sawed-off rifle 1
Possession of a weapon 147
Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace 5
Possession of ammunition while prohibited 1
Possession of an identity document 2
Possession of an offensive weapon 2
Possession of an unregistered restricted firearm 2
Possession of an unregistered restricted weapon 23
Possession of automobile master key 1
Possession of child pornography 8
Possession of counterfeit money 30
Possession of credit card obtained by crime 96
Possession of device to obtain telecommunication 4
Possession of exchequer bill 1
Possession of explosives 4
Possession of firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized 9
Possession of firearm knowing that the serial number has been altered 1
Possession of firearm while prohibited 8
Possession of firearm, prohibited or restricted weapon obtained by crime 4
Possession of forged instruments 1
Possession of forged passport 1
Possession of housebreaking instruments 125
Possession of incendiary material 6
Possession of instrument to be used to commit forgery 6
Possession of instruments for counterfeiting 1
Possession of instruments for forging or falsifying credit card 8
Possession of obscene material for the purpose of distribution 1
Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition 20
Possession of prohibited or restricted weapon at unauthorized place 5
Possession of property obtained by crime 281
Possession of property obtained by crime over $1000 110
Possession of property obtained by crime over $200 51
Possession of property obtained by crime over $50 2
Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 130
Possession of property obtained by crime under $1000 136
Possession of property obtained by crime under $200 46
Possession of property obtained by crime under $50 2
Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 263
Possession of safe-breaking instruments 10
Pretending to solemnize marriage 1
Prisoner unlawfully at large 3
Proceeds of crime 8
Procuring 1
Production/distribution of child pornography 4
Public mischief 155
Rape 2
Refuse roadside testing device 2
Refuse to provide breath sample 91
Resist arrest 26
Resist peace officer 13
Restricted weapon in motor vehicle 4
Rioter 1
Robbery 200
Robbery with violence 16
Secret commission 2
Sell instruments for illicit drugs use 1
Setting fire by negligence 1
Setting fire to other substance 4
Sexual assault 113
Sexual assault with a weapon 4
Sexual exploitation 4
Sexual intercourse with a female under 14 yrs 1
Sexual interference 15
Skipping bail 1
Soliciting 3
Store firearm in a manner contrary to a regulation 24
Take motor vehicle without owner's consent 68
Taking part in a riot 1
Theft 171
Theft by a person having special property or interest 2
Theft by conversion 1
Theft by person required to account 5
Theft of auto 15
Theft of credit card 23
Theft of electricity or gas 2
Theft of mail 10
Theft of telecommunication service 10
Theft over $1000 153
Theft over $200 141
Theft over $50 15
Theft over $5000 159
Theft under $1000 883
Theft under $200 408
Theft under $50 19
Theft under $5000 1,313
Threatening letter 4
Threatening phone calls 4
Traffic in a credit card 6
Transfer a prohibited weapon, ammunition or device without authority 1
Transfer of firearm to person under sixteen 1
Transporting person to a bawdy-house 1
Treasury bills paper 1
Trespass at night 29
Unauthorized importing/exporting of weapons 1
Unauthorized possession of a firearm 34
Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon 43
Unauthorized use of computer 3
Unauthorized use of credit card data 34
Unlawful assembly 3
Unlawful possession of explosives 1
Unlawful use of credit card 5
Unlawfully at large 52
Unlawfully causing bodily harm 8
Unlawfully in dwelling house 43
Unsafe storage of firearms 3
Use cancelled credit card 6
Use of credit card obtained by crime 61
Use of expolosives with intent 2
Use of firearm 4
Use of firearm during the commission of an indictable offence 12
Use of imitation firearm 3
Use of imitation firearm during the commission of an indictable offence 4
Use, possess, or traffic a password to a computer in order to commit an offence 3
Utter death threats 7
Utter forged document 151
Uttering 4
Uttering counterfeit money 13
Uttering threats 497
Uttering threats to cause bodily harm 7
Uttering, using or exporting counterfeit money   12
Voyeurism 4
Weapons possession contrary to order 1
Weapons trafficking 1
Wilful damage 14
Witness giving contradictory evidence 1
Wounding with intent 2

The numbers represent the offences for which a record suspension was ordered, pardon issued or granted and not the total number of record suspensions ordered, pardons issued and granted. One record suspended/pardon may have multiple offences. These statistics only indicate how many files for each specific offence were issued/granted/ordered.

6. Number of record suspensions in 2018-2019 ordered by the province/territory of residence of the applicant

Province/Territory Ordered
Prince Edward Island 32
Nova Scotia 194
New Brunswick 124
Newfoundland and Labrador 172
Quebec 2,882
Ontario 630
Manitoba 233
Saskatchewan 217
Alberta 1,333
British Colombia 58
Yukon 11
Northwest Territories 14
Nunavut 7
Out of country 118
Unknown 1

Data Source: PBC-PARSS, Data Extraction Date: 2019-04-04
Note: Includes applications received in previous fiscal years, as well as some received in 2018-19.

7. Number of pardons issued in 2018-2019 by the province/territory of residence of the applicant

Province/Territory Issued
Prince Edward Island 0
Nova Scotia 0
New Brunswick 0
Newfoundland and Labrador 0
Quebec 0
Ontario 1,474
Manitoba 0
Saskatchewan 0
Alberta 0
British Colombia 298
Yukon 0
Northwest Territories 0
Nunavut 0
Out of country 0

Data Source: PBC-PARSS, Data Extraction Date: 2019-04-04
Note: Includes applications received in previous fiscal years, as well as some received in 2018-19.

8. Number of pardons granted in 2018-2019 by the province/territory of residence of the applicant

Province/Territory Granted
Prince Edward Island 0
Nova Scotia 0
New Brunswick 0
Newfoundland and Labrador 0
Quebec 0
Ontario 2,213
Manitoba 0
Saskatchewan 0
Alberta 0
British Colombia 417
Yukon 0
Northwest Territories 0
Nunavut 0
Out of country 0

Data Source: PBC-PARSS, Data Extraction Date: 2019-04-04
Note: Includes applications received in previous fiscal years, as well as some received in 2018-19.

Other information required by the Minister

Pursuant to paragraph 11(1)(d) of the CRA the Board shall, within three months after the end of each fiscal year, submit to the Minister a report on the number of applications for record suspensions made; ordered or refused to order; and the number of record suspensions ordered, categorized by the offence to which they relate and the province or territory of residence. The Minister may request additional information during that same covering period. There were no additional requests for information required by the Minister during this review period. 

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