Civil Forfeiture Reports

Civil Forfeiture in Canada (2015-2016)

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 most important rights enjoyed by Canadians.

This report published on March 3, 2016 by Canadian Constitution Foundation and the Institute for Liberal Studies takes a critical look at Canada’s provincial civil forfeiture laws.