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Pride and prejudice: With only 9 LGBTQ criminal record expungements, what’s to celebrate?

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Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act,” which allows people to clear their record of past offences involving consensual same-sex activity, convictions now considered unjust.The act was a centrepiece of the federal government’s apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians in 2017.

But figures obtained from the Parole Board of Canada via e-mail indicate that in the three years since the act came into effect, only 41 applications have been received and, of those, only nine people have successfully had their convictions cleared.

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