Seizure Of Criminal Property Amendment Act Passes
Released on April 30, 2019 by The Government of Saskatchewan
The Government of Saskatchewan has passed legislation that will enhance the province’s civil forfeiture program in order to take property and profits out of the hands of criminals.
The Seizure of Criminal Property Amendment Act, 2018 expands the types of criminal activities that are presumed to be subject to forfeiture to include:
“These changes are designed to help combat serious crimes that threaten the safety of our communities,” Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell said. “Forfeited property is used to fund victims’ programming, policing initiatives, and other programs that promote community safety.”
Seized property can be an asset acquired as a proceed of crime or an object used to commit a crime.
Examples of property forfeited has included: