Application process for expungement

  • August 22, 2018

As you may be aware, in November 2017 the federal government tabled Bill C-66, the Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act, as part of its apology to the LGBTQ2S community. The Bill allows those historically convicted of consensual same-sex activity to apply to have their criminal records expunged. The Section provided input on the Bill. Bill C-66 is now in force.

The Parole Board of Canada has established a procedure for the expungement of these historically unjust convictions; details on the application can be found online.

Please spread the word on the process to ensure that those in relevant practice areas have the information they need to take action on behalf of their clients.

Yours truly,

Frank Durnford (SOGIC Chair) & Dorianne Mullin (SOGIC 1st Vice-Chair)