The number of Canadians seeking to sweep skeletons from their closests has skyrocketed. New stats released by the federal government show that the number of pardons sought last year shot up by 62% – 40,428 pardon applications were filed last year compared to 25, 021 the year before. The number of pardons granted more than doubled. A pardon essentially purges a person’s criminal record, and there’s no shortage of Canadians with records, roughly one in 10 people. The chart above shows a five-year trend.
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