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Norman Pride
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009, 12:49 AM
There have been some terrible miscarriages of justice due to proceeds of crime legislation in other countries.

Whether Canada will do better remains to be seen.

To the surprise of at least one legal expert, the Supreme Court of Canada last week unanimously gave the provinces incredible powers to seize assets allegedly connected to crime.

For a country that has gained the reputation, whether deserved or not, of protecting the rights of the accused over the rights of victims, it's quite an about-face.

http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/mindelle_jacobs/2009/04/21/9185191-sun.html