I am writing in regards to a complaint against Pardons Canada. I applied for a pardon in 2005 and I was not told until 2008 that I had unpaid fines and I had to reapply for a pardon. Nevertheless, paid my fines in January 2009 and appied for another pardon in February 2009. As such, I met my eligibility requirements for the 3 year waiting period February 20012.
I received several emails from Pardons Canada stating everyting was due to be completed. However, in an email in March 2012 they postulated that they were waiting for proof of my unpaid fines from the 1990's. Although, I went to the Medicine Hat Court House and they postulated they had sent the information to Pardons Canada February 3, 2012. This is paramount to obstructing justice. If Pardons Canada would have completed their job following what they propagate on their website this matter would not have materialized. And I would not be subjected to Bill C-23A because of a failure in the very system I support.
Pardons Canada has stated that I have to wait until Januray 2014 until my pardon is sent to the Parole Board. They have a choice of 3 to 5 years. I fail to understand why I would not qualify for the 3 year term. As It has been since 1998 that I have committed an offence. Moreover, I have acquired 5 years of higher education. How great is my debt? It was just a mispent youth, boys will be boys. In conclusion, I believe I should have my pardon filed under the old system before Bill C-23A or at the very least have Pardons Canada sympathetic to my plight and grant my pardon. It serves society more that I don't have restrictions on using my altruistic qualities obtaing a graduate job. I thank you for your time.