Have you been convicted of a criminal offence, such as fraud, in the past and looking to put those days behind you? A criminal record can hinder one's ability to work, travel, volunteer and become a citizen of Canada. In order to prevent your past on having a negative effect on your future plans, it is important to seek a records suspension (commonly referred to as a pardon) as soon as you become eligible. A record suspension will remove all information about your conviction from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC).
Last month the Ontario Superior Court of Justice Bruce Thomas found London Mayor, Joe Fontana, guilty of three criminal charges: fraud under $5,00, uttering a forged document, and breach of trust. Mr. Fontana will return to court later this month, on July 15, to be sentenced, but he has already stepped down as mayor following the convictions.