...it’s also hard to imagine that the value of the asset didn’t play a role. After all, what Crown lawyer wouldn’t be tempted by the proposition of acquiring millions of dollars for the home team, without even having to go through the trouble of a prosecution?
We need to start seriously thinking about the reflexive tendency to greet every problem with beefed-up licensing and regulation.
“I find that section 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867 has not fallen into desuetude,” the court wrote. “Its disuse or neglect has arisen as a result of an unfounded judicial interpretation which effects have continued for nearly a century.” Those effects will continue no more.
A New Brunswick judge has ruled the province's restrictions on bringing alcohol across provincial borders violates the Constitution's free-trade provisions.
You can’t throw common sense out the window just because protecting children from abuse and neglect is a serious priority.
Canada’s provincial civil forfeiture laws were originally intended to deter crime and compensate victims. In Canada today, civil forfeiture is not exclusively used to satisfy these objectives.
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