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The Pardon in Canada

Getting a pardon in canada originates from the Royal Prerogative of Mercy- a British tradition that gave the ruling monarch the ability to exercise absolute power over persons convicted of criminal acts. Via the Letters Patent, this authority was embodied in the Governor General of Canada; our acting representative of the British Crown. (http://www.npb-cnlc.gc.ca/infocntr/policym/man_14_e.htm). Over […]

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Why get a pardon?

Why should I get a pardon? The answer to this question should be self-evident but I receive so many calls at the National Pardon Centre that I am confronted, on a somewhat regular basis, by people who do not see the value of a Canadian pardon. I find it unsettling because these people will invariably […]

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