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Absolute and Conditional Discharges in Canadian Criminal Law

Purposes of Criminal Sentencing The principles of criminal sentencing are set out in Section 718 of the Criminal Code.  In Canada, the fundamental purpose of sentencing is to facilitate respect for the law and to promote a just, peaceful and safe society.  Sentencing pursues these six objectives: Denunciation – to denounce the offender’s criminal actions; […]


Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

Sean Callbeck
Sean Callbeck is an MBA student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary (2014).

Brian Lines
Brian Lines is majoring in law and society at the University of Calgary (2014).

How Criminal Records and Police Reports can Ruin Your Travel Plans

There’s a reason why Canadian passports are in high demand with international criminals and forgers. Our record of good international relations, history of peacekeeping and foreign aid, and the generally good perception of Canadians gives our passport holders easy entry to more countries than just about any other passport in the world. Fortunately, the federal […]


Stephen Da Cambra
Stephen Da Cambra is a content contributor for Pardon Applications of Canada, a Canadian pardon and U.S. waiver application processing firm serving Canadians across the country.

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