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What is the exercise of clemency (royal prerogative of mercy)?
Find out about clemency and how the process works in Canada.
What are the different types of clemency?
Learn about the different types of clemency, and what each one does.
How are requests for clemency reviewed?
Learn about the general principles used in deciding clemency to ensure a fair and equitable process.
Applying for clemency
Find out how to apply for clemency.
Frequently asked questions - Clemency
Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about clemency (Royal Prerogative of Mercy).
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