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Seizure of Criminal Property

Civil Forfeiture

The Seizure of Criminal Property Act, 2009 authorizes the government to take ownership of property which has been acquired through unlawful activity or used in unlawful activity. Under the law, the Director of Saskatchewan’s Civil Forfeiture Program may initiate civil forfeiture proceedings when property is believed to be proceeds or an instrument of unlawful activity.

Civil forfeiture proceedings are independent of criminal forfeiture proceedings allowed pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada. A criminal proceeding or conviction is not required to achieve civil forfeiture. The civil forfeiture proceeding is against property, not individuals. Civil forfeiture does not result in a criminal conviction.

The Act requires officials to follow certain steps to ensure fairness in the process. When an application for civil forfeiture of property is brought before the court, a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench determines whether or not to order forfeiture of the property.

Examples of property forfeited:

  • Buildings used to house marihuana grow operations;
  • Currency resulting from the sale of illicit drugs; and
  • Vehicles used to sell illicit drugs

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1. Administrative Forfeiture

The Seizure of Criminal Property Act, 2009 allows the Director of Saskatchewan’s Civil Forfeiture Program to seek forfeiture of personal property valued at less than $75,000 through an administrative process. This process, known as administrative forfeiture, cannot be used to seek forfeiture of real property (for example, buildings). There is an opportunity to dispute administrative forfeitures.

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2. Public Notices of Administrative Forfeiture Proceedings

Posted: February 6, 2015 - Deadline to dispute: March 7, 2015

Posted: March 20, 2015 - Deadline to dispute: April 18, 2015

Posted: May 13, 2015 - Deadline to dispute: June 11, 2015

Posted: June 30, 2015 - Deadline to dispute: July 30, 2015  

Posted: August 25, 2015 - Deadline to dispute: September 24, 2015

Posted: August 31, 2015 - Deadline to dispute: September 30, 2015

Posted: September 22, 2015 - Deadline to dispute: October 22, 2015

Posted: October 21, 2015 - Deadline to dispute: November 20, 2015

Posted November 3, 2015 - Deadline to dispute: December 3, 2015

Posted November 9, 2015 - Deadline to dispute: December 8, 2015

Posted November 17, 2015 - Deadline to dispute: December 17, 2015




Posted December 29, 2015 - Deadline to dispute: January 28, 2016

Posted March 22, 2016 - Deadline to dispute: April 21, 2016

Posted April 5, 2016 - Deadline to Dispute: May 5, 2016

Posted June 21, 2016 - Deadline to Dispute: July 22, 2016

Posted July 26, 2016 - Deadline to Dispute: August 25, 2016

Posted September 2, 2016 - Deadline to Dispute: October 3, 2016

Posted September 22, 2016 - Deadline to Dispute: October 24, 2016

Posted October 6, 2016 - Deadline to Dispute: November 7, 2016

Posted October 21, 2016 - Deadline to Dispute: November 21, 2016

Posted November 1, 2016 - Deadline to Dispute: December 2, 2016

Posted November 29, 2016 - Deadline to Dispute: December 30, 2016



Posted January 6, 2017 - Deadline to Dispute: February 6, 2017

Posted February 16, 2017 - Deadline to Dispute: March 20, 2017

Posted April 26, 2017 - Deadline to Dispute: May 29, 2017

Posted May 2, 2017 - Deadline to Dispute: June 2, 2017

Posted June 2, 2017 - Deadline to Dispute: July 4, 2017

Posted June 6, 2017 - Deadline to Dispute: July 7, 2017

Posted July 12, 2017 - Deadline to Dispute: August 14, 2017

Posted August 15, 2017 - Deadline to Dispute: September 15, 2017

Posted August 21, 2017 - Deadline to Dispute: September 21, 2017

Posted September 8, 2017 - Deadline to Dispute: October 10, 2017

Posted September 15, 2017 - Deadline to Dispute: October 16, 2017

Posted October 13, 2017 - Deadline to Dispute: November 14, 2017

Posted October 26, 2017 - Deadline to Dispute: November 27, 2017

Posted November 2, 2017 - Deadline to Dispute: December 4, 2017


Posted November 17, 2017 - Deadline to Dispute: December 18, 2017
















 

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3. Dispute an Administrative Forfeiture Proceeding

Typically, individuals receive notice of their administrative forfeiture by letter. However, sometimes people are made aware of the proposed forfeiture by reading it on the ‘Public Notice of Administrative Forfeiture Proceedings’ section of this page.

If you would like to dispute an administrative forfeiture proceeding, you must file a Notice of Dispute by the deadline that was included in your letter and posted online. If you received a letter, this form would have also been included. Once you have filled out the form you must make a solemn declaration before a Notary Public, Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Oaths for Saskatchewan. 

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