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Criminal Lawyer Explains: What’s the difference between Vehicle Seizure and Vehicle Forfeiture?

Distinguishing between Vehicle Seizure and Vehicle Forfeiture In Canada, vehicle seizure and vehicle forfeiture are two separate legal processes that are used in different situations. Vehicle seizure refers to the temporary taking of a vehicle by a law enforcement agency, such as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), when the […]

Randall McKenzie
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Canada’s 13 Provincial and Territorial Premiers Call for Bail Reform

n a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial premiers demanded bail reform. More specifically, the reform entails a “reverse onus” to apply to individuals accused of a crime involving a loaded prohibited or restricted weapon. This means that a defendant would need to prove why they shouldn’t be held in custody pending a trial, which is not ordinarily the case.