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As part of its commitment to help ensure the safety and security of Canadians, the Government has introduced the Safe Streets and Communities Act, which includes proposed amendments to the Criminal Records Act.  These changes aredesigned to prevent the most serious criminals from seeking a pardon.

These amendments would:

The original Bill C-23 was split into two bills: Bill C-23A, Limiting Pardons for Serious Crimes Act, and Bill C-23B, Eliminating Pardons for Serious Crimes Act. Bill C-23A came into force on June 29th, 2010, and the amendments in former Bill C-23B were re-introduced today in the Safe Streets and Communities Act.

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