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Can I request to listen to the audio recording of an offender’s hearing?

Yes - Under federal law, a victim can request to listen to an audio recording of certain hearings. Please note you must be a registered victim with the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) to listen to an audio recording of an offender's hearing. To register as a victim, please complete and sign the Request for Victim Registration form available on the PBC website at: or register via the Victims Portal

Please note the following conditions:

Parts of the hearing that could put a person's safety at risk, reveal a confidential source of information, or should not be heard due to privacy interests, may be removed from the audio recording. Your request to listen to a hearing recording is subject to the following conditions:

  • The hearing occurred on or after June 1st, 2016.
  • The hearing pertains to a Day Parole and/or Full Parole decision.

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