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Public’s ‘appetite for reform’ paves way for pledged record suspension changes

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 7:19 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Liberal government is paving the way for much-anticipated Criminal Records Act (CRA) reform by unveiling public feedback supportive of rolling back Conservative-era changes that make it slower, costlier and harder for law-abiding offenders to get their criminal records removed from the database of the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC).

McGill University criminal law professor Marie ManikisOn Oct. 10, the Department of Public Safety and the Parole Board of Canada posted online what Canadians told them during two separate consultations last year about Ottawa’s program for...