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Seized Property Management Act

Version of section 3 from 2019-06-21 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Purposes of Act

 The purposes of this Act are

  • (a) to authorize the Minister to provide consultative and other services to law enforcement agencies in relation to the seizure or restraint of property in connection with designated offences, or property that is or may be proceeds of crime or offence-related property;

  • (a.1) to authorize the Minister to provide consultative and other services to any person employed in the federal public administration or by a provincial or municipal authority in relation to the seizure, restraint, custody, management, forfeiture or disposal of property

    • (i) by means of or in respect of which an offence or violation is committed,

    • (ii) that is used in any manner in connection with the commission of an offence or violation, or

    • (iii) that is intended for use for the purpose of committing an offence or violation;

  • (b) to authorize the Minister to manage property

    • (i) seized or restrained under any Act of Parliament or of the legislature of a province by a person employed in the federal public administration or by a provincial or municipal authority,

    • (ii) forfeited under any Act of Parliament or of the legislature of a province, or

    • (iii) paid under subsection 18(2) of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act;

  • (c) to authorize the Minister to dispose of property referred to in paragraph (b) when it is forfeited to Her Majesty and, with the consent of the government of the province, when it is forfeited to Her Majesty in right of a province;

  • (d) where property referred to in paragraph (c) is forfeited to Her Majesty and disposed of, or where a fine is imposed pursuant to subsection 462.37(3) of the Criminal Code, to provide authority for the sharing, in certain circumstances, of the proceeds of disposition therefrom or the fine, as the case may be, with jurisdictions the law enforcement agencies of which participated in the investigations of the offences that led to the forfeiture or the imposition of the fine; and

  • (e) if property referred to in paragraph (c) is forfeited to Her Majesty in right of a province and disposed of by the Minister with the consent of the government of the province, to provide authority for the sharing of the proceeds of disposition in accordance with directions given by that government.

  • 1993, c. 37, s. 3
  • 1996, c. 19, s. 86
  • 2000, c. 17, s. 92
  • 2001, c. 32, s. 74, c. 41, ss. 83, 106, 135
  • 2018, c. 12, s. 407, c. 16, s. 174
  • 2019, c. 29, s. 114
  • 2019, c. 29, s. 120(F)

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