Press Releases

PAC Temporarily Suspends U.S. Waiver Application Completion Due to Border Closure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2020 Pardon Applications of Canada (“PAC”) has announced that it is temporarily suspending the legal document preparation phase (one of the final steps) in the U.S. Waiver application process for active applicants until announcement of the re-opening of the CDN/US border. This reason for the suspension is to ensure the…

PAC Updates Privacy Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2020 Pardon Applications of Canada (“PAC”) has announced an update to its Privacy Policy for active applicants and website visitors. Please review the updated Privacy Policy and Contact Client Care for any inquiries. Pardon Applications of Canada

COVID-19 Pardon Applications of Canada Update

4-MAY-2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PAC Announces COVID-19 Client Service & Processing Update As per continued direction from the provincial and federal governments regarding business operations, Pardon Applications of Canada (“PAC”) has continued the closure and/or staffing suspension of all fourteen (14) offices across Canada. This closure is expected to continue throughout the balance of May…

Ottawa Head Office Address Change

Pardon Applications of Canada, the A+ Accredited nationwide Pardon & U.S. Waiver application processing firm, has moved its Head Office in Ottawa, ON. PARDON APPLICATIONS OF CANADA CANADA Head Office 440 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 200 Ottawa, ON K1R 7X6 If you have received a return envelope or are mailing item(s) to Pardon Applications of Canada…

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Criminal record “sneaks up” on middle-age Canadians

Criminal record “sneaks up” on middle-age Canadians Canadians who get a standard background check for employment or volunteer work surprised to find lingering criminal record, says CEO of nationwide Pardon firm. OTTAWA, ON — Canadians who received an absolute or conditional discharge before July 24, 1992, shouldn’t be surprised to find a lingering criminal record…

Trusted Pardons Business Closure

Pardon Applications of Canada (PAC), an A+ Accredited nationwide application processing firm using RCMP Accredited fingerprints, has recently been fielding a volume of inquiries from clients affected by the apparent closure of an unaccredited competitive service formerly known as “Trusted Pardons”. According to an alert posted by the Better Business Bureau, “Trusted Pardons” has gone…

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Potential Canada Post Service Disruption

Due to a potential service disruption with Canada Post, Pardon Applications of Canada (PAC), the nationwide A+ Accredited Canadian Pardon (Record Suspension) & U.S. Waiver application processing firm, has released the following information for new & existing applicants. EXISTING APPLICANTS In the event of a Canada Post service disruption, you may still mail your Signature & Questionnaire…

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Distracted Driving: Should it Be a Criminal Offence?

Distracted driving essentially entails operating a vehicle while being engaged in other activities, be they visual, manual, or cognitive. Talking to a passenger, staring out at the scenery, eating or drinking, and especially using a phone are all examples of what might take a driver’s eyes or mind off of the road ahead. The proliferation…

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Even President Obama Says Drug Use Shouldn’t be a Criminal Problem

The numbers are surprising. Over 600,000 Canadians have a criminal record for being convicted of marijuana possession. Possession charges are higher than those of all other drug-related charges combined More people are charged with possession than are charged with robbery Except impaired driving, possession charges outnumber all criminal code traffic violations What do the numbers…

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Brandon ‘Tiny Doo’ Duncan – Artist or Criminal?

Last November, in San Diego, California, police arrested 15 suspected gang members and charged them with crimes committed during a string of shootings in the city. One of those arrested, Brandon Duncan, a rapper who goes by the name ‘Tiny Doo’, was not present at any of the shootings, did not supply the weapons used…

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Three Predictions for Criminal Record Checks and Pardon Applications in 2015

Ever since Bill C-10 came into effect in March of 2012, the regulations, practices and realities for criminal record holders have been through more changes than in any similar time period before. Among other things, C-10 changed the name of a ‘pardon’ to a ‘record suspension’; extended the waiting time for a record suspension and…

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Canadians denied access into U.S. caught by surprise due to tighter border security

Pardon Applications of Canada shares details about the U.S. Entry Waiver (I-192) application process for Canadians denied access into the U.S. due to a criminal record. OTTAWA, ON – Canadians with a criminal record attempting to enter the United States are often caught by surprise when denied access by U.S. border control, as Canada’s neighbour…

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Labour-Day weekend travellers to U.S. with criminal record should “expect problems”, warns Ottawa firm

Hopeful travellers attempting to cross the U.S. border this Labour Day weekend with a criminal record could face detainment, denial of entry or worse, says CEO of Pardon & Waiver firm OTTAWA, ON  – Canadian travellers with a criminal record who attempt to cross the U.S. border this long-weekend may be subject to detainment, denial…

Long-weekend travellers to U.S. with criminal record should “expect problems”, warns Ottawa firm

Hopeful travellers attempting to cross the U.S. border this Victoria Day long-weekend with a criminal record could face detainment, denial of entry or worse, says CEO of Pardon & Waiver firm OTTAWA, ON  – Canadian travellers with a criminal record who attempt to cross the U.S. border this long-weekend may be subject to detainment, denial of…

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Pardon deadline a “fabrication”, says Ottawa firm

Small number of unscrupulous individuals responsible for spreading lie about deadline to apply for a pardon, says CEO of pardon and waiver application firm OTTAWA, ON – Facebook and other internet ads which suggest a fast approaching deadline for Canadians to apply for a pardon are a complete “fabrication”,  according to an Ottawa firm who…