I would like to thank Pardons Canada for removing from my record and file the criminal charges and “incident report” for the events of 2010. It has been difficult to try and look for work with this on my file. I have suffered some discomfort, embarrassment and awkwardness in getting a security clearance for employment purposes and it has been difficult to explain the reason for this incident being on my record. In fact, I have even avoided applying for jobs that would involve a security clearance because of this difficulty. I am greatly relieved that I can apply for those kinds of positions now.
Thank you so much for attending to this matter and for bringing pardon to my case. I am eager to get on with life in a constructive and positive manner and it makes it much easier to apply for employment with this incident report removed from my record. Even though the charges were “stayed” for mental health reasons, it is not well understood that mental health illness do not necessarily mean that people are not to be trusted or that character is questionable. I feel that I am an honest person had run into some emotional turbulence and that this report on my record does not explain this to anyone who needs to enquire of it. Thank you so much for your help.