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Borys Law wins Royal Prerogative of Mercy application

This week Borys Law received an Order signed by Her Excellency, the Governor General of Canada, granting the Royal Prerogative of Mercy, pardoning a client for 33 offences.  This relates to a case Simon Borys argued before the Parole Board of Canada back in 2016.  After the hearing, the Parole Board made its recommendation to the Minister of Public Safety, who then made the request to the Governor General to issue the Order.

Statistics available online indicate that between 2002 and 2010 there were only 5 Royal Prerogative of Mercy applications granted, making this a special victory, but this is also a testament to the exceptional rehabilitation people are capable of, which is why we feel strongly that everyone deserves the opportunity to earn a second chance.

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