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Community consultations on proposed civil forfeiture law

24 September 2015 

Public Service Announcement

Community consultations on proposed civil forfeiture law

The Government of Nunavut is proposing a 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.

Upcoming consultations are being held in the following communities:

  • Rankin Inlet on September 28, at the Nunavut Arctic College at 7 p.m.
  • Baker Lake on September 29, at the arena at 7 p.m.
  • Cambridge Bay on October 2, at the Elders’ Palace at 7 p.m.

Additional consultations will be held in other communities. These will be advertised at a later date.

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 policy division, your regional community justice specialist, or your local community justice outreach worker.

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Media Contact:

Stephen P. Shaddock
Policy Counsel
Department of Justice
867-975-6158
SShaddock@gov.nu.ca