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Community consultations on proposed civil forfeiture law

12 November 2015 

Public Service Announcement 

Community consultations on proposed civil forfeiture law  

The Government of Nunavut has been doing consultations on a proposed new law to target crimes like bootlegging and drug dealing in Nunavut. 

The new law would allow the Government of Nunavut to obtain a court order to confiscate property that is either the “proceeds” or an “instrument” of illegal activity. For example, this would include cash received from illegal alcohol or drug sales, and vehicles or others tools used for bootlegging, theft or similar illegal acts. 

Do you think a civil forfeiture law would be useful in Nunavut? Share your thoughts on the proposed new law. 

The final community consultations are being held in the following communities: 

  • Pangnirtung on November 17, at the community centre at 7 p.m. 
  • Pond Inlet on November 26, at the community hall at 7 p.m. 
  • Iqaluit on December 2, at the Anglican Parish hall at 7 p.m. 

Refreshments will be provided, and participants have the chance to win prizes. 

For more information about the upcoming consultation, please contact the Department of Justice’s policy division, your regional community justice specialist, or your local community justice outreach worker. 

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Media Contact: 

Barbara Ann Tierney 
Policy Analyst 
Department of Justice 
867-975-6335
btierney@gov.nu.ca