How to get a pardon – circa 2002

It has now been more than ten years since the National Pardon Centre opened its doors. Back then pardons were kind of a new thing, especially in Montreal where our first office is located. I guess that’s why Canada Now did a news story on our opening. Ten years later I can’t help but look back and think that we were just a couple of kids, but I guess ten years does that at any age.

An interesting thing to consider is that if I’d been convicted of an indictable offence at that time I would most likely still not be eligible for a pardon after Stephen Harper’s omnibus crime bill. I’m glad that never happened of course.

Here is the Canada Now story. I’m posting it for purely historical reasons.


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