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Criminal Records Act

Version of section 2 from 2018-12-18 to 2019-07-31:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) In this Act,


    Board means the Parole Board of Canada; (Commission)


    child means a person who is less than 18 years of age; (enfant)


    Commissioner means the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; (commissaire)

    Executive Committee

    Executive Committee means the Executive Committee of the Board referred to in subsection 151(1) of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act; (Bureau)


    Minister means the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness; (ministre)


    pardon[Repealed, 2012, c. 1, s. 109]

    period of probation

    period of probation means a period during which a person convicted of an offence was directed by the court that convicted him

    • (a) to be released on his own recognizance to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, or

    • (b) to be released on or comply with the conditions prescribed in a probation order; (période de probation)

    record suspension

    record suspension means a measure ordered by the Board under section 4.1; (suspension du casier)


    sentence has the same meaning as in the Criminal Code, but does not include an order made under section 109, 110, 161 or 320.24 of that Act or subsection 147.1(1) of the National Defence Act; (peine)

    service offence

    service offence has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the National Defence Act. (infraction d’ordre militaire)

  • Marginal note:Termination of period of probation

    (2) For the purposes of this Act, the period of probation shall be deemed to have terminated at the time the recognizance or the probation order that relates to the period of probation ceased to be in force.

  • (3) [Repealed, 1992, c. 22, s. 1]

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-47, s. 2
  • R.S., 1985, c. 1 (4th Supp.), s. 45(F)
  • 1992, c. 22, s. 1
  • 1995, c. 39, ss. 166, 191, c. 42, s. 77
  • 2005, c. 10, s. 34
  • 2010, c. 5, ss. 7.1(E), 7.3(F)
  • 2012, c. 1, ss. 109, 160
  • 2018, c. 21, s. 40

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