From Economic Liberty, Civil Forfeiture, Private Property, Our Work, Articles

Punishment through confiscation

Jun 13 2016

Why is the public becoming increasingly skeptical about the use of civil forfeiture? Maybe people are realizing that the government can — and does — use the sledgehammer of forfeiture laws when other, more carefully crafted laws would be a better fit. Case in point: the Globe and Mail recently

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From Court Cases, Ongoing Cases, Economic Liberty

R v. Comeau (on interprovincial trade)

Dec 19 2014

Do you think it is right to fine a retiree for buying alcohol in another province and bring it back across the border? We sure don’t! The Canadian Constitution Foundation is proud to support Gerard Comeau and his lawyers Ian Blue, Arnold Schwisberg and Mikael Bernard in their constitutional challenge to

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From Economic Liberty, Civil Forfeiture, Our Work, Publications

Civil Forfeiture in Canada

Apr 13 2016

Canada’s provincial civil forfeiture laws were originally intended to deter crime and compensate victims. In Canada today, civil forfeiture is not exclusively used to satisfy these objectives. It has instead become a supplement or alternative to the criminal law. This transformation has had a profound impact on many of the

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