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April 5, 2010
Thousands of bikes were forfeited as part of a civil case involving a property on Queen Street West in Toronto owned by Igor Kenk. These bicycles and bike accessories are going to benefit youth across Ontario including:
Ontario’s civil forfeiture law — the Civil Remedies Act — allows the Attorney General to ask the civil court for an order to freeze, take possession of, and forfeit to the Crown, property that is determined to be a proceed or an instrument of unlawful activity.
“I think that everyone who is familiar with this story will agree that putting these stolen bikes into the hands of children, youth and people who need them is a fitting end to this case. Some of the bicycles and parts will be used to teach bicycle repair skills to at-risk youth and others will be delivered to a remote community where bikes are rare and most children would not experience the joy of having one.”
— Chris Bentley, Attorney General
Read more about how the assets forfeited in this case will be put to good use.
Read more about what people are saying about this extraordinary civil case.
Learn more about civil forfeiture in Ontario.
Read the Civil Remedies Act.
Minister's Office, 416-326-1785
Communications Branch, 416-326-2210