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Criminal Records Act

Version of section 6.1 from 2019-06-21 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Discharges

  •  (1) No record of a discharge under section 730 of the Criminal Code that is in the custody of the Commissioner or of any department or agency of the Government of Canada shall be disclosed to any person, nor shall the existence of the record or the fact of the discharge be disclosed to any person, without the prior approval of the Minister, if

    • (a) more than one year has elapsed since the offender was discharged absolutely; or

    • (b) more than three years have elapsed since the day on which the offender was ordered discharged on the conditions prescribed in a probation order.

  • Marginal note:Purging C.P.I.C.

    (2) The Commissioner shall remove all references to a discharge under section 730 of the Criminal Code from the automated criminal conviction records retrieval system maintained by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the expiration of the relevant period referred to in subsection (1).

  • 1992, c. 22, s. 6
  • 1995, c. 22, s. 17(E)
  • 2019, c. 27, s. 37(E)

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