Thank you very much, hon member. We do indeed consider the type of crime that was committed, since we can only accept applications for expungement ten years after the sentence was served. When an ex-convict is applying for a job, for instance, and is asked whether they have a criminal record or whether they had ever been arrested, they should be able to say no when their criminal record does not exist anymore.
We do consider the type of crime that was committed, be it just petty theft or serious crimes like rape, murder, and others. Those that were convicted of serious crimes like murder, for instance, cannot have their records expunged. So, no matter what they do, they will always be known as murderers.]