That is unlikely because the Pardon system works in Canada and has been effective for over 50 years.
In 2012, the Conservative government did make significant changes to the Criminal Records Act which affected Canadian Pardons. But the changes were not made to eliminate the Pardon system. Unfortunately, some less reputable individuals have used these changes as a way to strike fear into applicants that Pardons are “going away” and they should make a large lump sum payment quickly. If you choose not to retain Pardon Applications of Canada to process your application, be cautious of any sales person or online advertisement that tells you there is a “deadline” to get a Pardon.