Case Comment: "Chatterjee v. Ontario" Introduction The federal government of Canada has recently expanded the scope of its criminal forfeiture legislation to include “property that represents proceeds of crime, property that represents instruments of crime, as well as property that is owned or controlled by a terrorist group” (Davis, 183). Meanwhile, the provincial governments in Ontario and Alberta have also enacted novel legislation providing for civil forfeiture; these developments have instigated the interests of Canadian lawmakers and legal scholars in the concept of pursuing private property associated with criminal activity (Davis, 183). Yet, the “idea of suing, in addition to prosecuting, people for their misdeeds is hardly novel....The end:
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