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Special Economic Measures Act

Version of section 5.4 from 2022-06-23 to 2023-06-21:

Marginal note:Forfeiture

  •  (1) On application by the Minister, a judge shall order that the property that is the subject of the application be forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada if the judge determines, based on the evidence presented, that the property

    • (a) is described in an order made under paragraph 4(1)(b); and

    • (b) is owned by the person referred to in that order or is held or controlled, directly or indirectly, by that person.

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (2) Before making the order in relation to the property, the court shall require notice to be given to any person who, in the court’s opinion, appears to have an interest in or right to the property, and the court may hear any such person.

  • Marginal note:Manner of giving notice

    (3) The notice shall

    • (a) be given in the manner that the court directs or that may be specified in the rules of the court;

    • (b) specify the period that the court considers reasonable or that may be set out in the rules of the court during which a person may, before the order in relation to the property is made, make an application to the court asserting their interest in or right to the property; and

    • (c) set out a description of the property.

  • Marginal note:Application by person

    (4) Any person — other than a person referred to in any of subparagraphs 5.2(a)(i) to (iii) — who claims an interest in or right to property that is forfeited to Her Majesty under subsection (1) may, within 30 days after the day on which the property is forfeited, apply in writing to a judge for an order declaring that their interest or right is not affected by the forfeiture, declaring the nature and extent of the interest or right and directing the Minister to pay to the person an amount equal to the value of their interest or right.

  • 2022, c. 10, s. 439

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