THE SASKATCHEWAN NEWS NETWORK COVERS  39 COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE PROVINCE 

Assiniboia   Broadview   Canora   Carlyle   Davidson   Esterhazy   Estevan   Fort Qu'appelle   Hudson Bay   Humboldt   Ituna   Kamsack   Kindersley   

Lloydminster   La Loche   La Ronge   Langenburg   Lumsden   Maple Creek   Meadow Lake   Melfort   Melville   Moose Jaw   Moosomin   Nipawin   

North Battleford   North Valley    Prince Albert    Regina   Rosetown   Saskatoon   Shaunavon   Swift Current   Warman   Weyburn   Wolseley   

White Butte   Wynyard   Yorkton

GET FULL WEBSITE ACCESS FOR $1 / MONTH

Government of Saskatchewan takes steps to strengthen it's civil forfeiture program

The Government of Saskatchewan is taking steps to strengthen the civil forfeiture program by expanding the serious forms of criminal activity that are covered by the Seizure of Criminal Property Act.

Above: Saskatchewan Minister of Justice, Don Morgan

Currently, the Act sets out a number of instances where it is presumed that property is an instrument of unlawful activity, and thus subject to forfeiture. In those instances, an onus is placed on the defendant to demonstrate that the property should not be subject to forfeiture. The proposed amendments would ensure the following are also covered under the legislation:

  • Property that was previously subject to a community safety order under The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act;

  • Vehicle owners with a history of impaired driving suspensions;

  • Gang or terrorist activity involving prohibited and restricted firearms; and

  • Matters involving sexual offences, including sexual offences with child victims.

These changes align with approaches that are being explored and implemented in other jurisdictions. This will help ensure that the most harmful and serious forms of criminal activity are properly covered under the civil forfeiture program.

Related Local News Articles

Watch Unlimited On Demand &

Live Streaming TV for $4.99/month

Email-Logo 2019.png