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Criminal Records Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-47)

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Act current to 2024-05-01 and last amended on 2019-08-01. Previous Versions

General (continued)

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations

  • (a) respecting the making of notations in respect of records of conviction, and the verification of such records, for the purposes of section 6.3;

  • (b) prescribing the factors that the Minister must have regard to in considering whether to authorize a disclosure under this Act of a record of a conviction;

  • (c) respecting the consent given by applicants to the verification of records and the disclosure of information contained in them, including the information to be given to applicants before obtaining their consent and the manner in which consent is to be given, for the purposes of subsections 6.3(3) and (7);

  • (c.1) prescribing factors for the purposes of paragraph 4.1(3)(d);

  • (c.2) respecting the disclosure of decisions under section 9.01; and

  • (d) generally for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Act.

  • 1992, c. 22, s. 9
  • 2000, c. 1, s. 8
  • 2010, c. 5, s. 7
  • 2012, c. 1, s. 129


Marginal note:Offence and punishment

 Any person who contravenes any provision of this Act is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., c. 12 (1st Supp.), s. 10

Report to Parliament

Marginal note:Annual report

  •  (1) The Board shall, within three months after the end of each fiscal year, submit to the Minister a report for that year containing the following information:

    • (a) the number of applications for record suspensions made in respect of the offences referred to in each of paragraphs 4(1)(a) and (b);

    • (b) the number of record suspensions that the Board ordered or refused to order, in respect of the offences referred to in each of paragraphs 4(1)(a) and (b);

    • (c) the number of record suspensions ordered, categorized by the offence to which they relate and, if applicable, the province of residence of the applicant; and

    • (d) any other information required by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Tabling of report

    (2) The Minister shall cause the report to be laid before each House of Parliament on any of the first 30 days on which that House is sitting after the day on which the Minister receives it.

  • 2012, c. 1, s. 130

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