We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada
, call upon the Government of Canada
1. Amend changes made in Sections 4 (1) (a) and (b) of the Criminal Records Act (“the CRA”), which increased the wait times after which offenders are eligible to apply for a pardon from 3 and 5 years for summary and indictable offenses, respectively, to 5 and 10 years;
2. Amend the terminology in Section 4.1 of the CRA, reverting terminology back to “Pardon”, in place of "Record Suspension"; and
3. Revert cost of applications to be more affordable for applicants.