Deter crime and compensate victims: what is the civil remedies act?

In 2001, the Government of Ontario enacted the Civil Remedies Act, CRA, ostensibly to create a new tool to deter crime and compensate its victims. Ontario was the first province to enact such legislation. Most provinces and territories currently have similar laws. Unlike the federal Criminal Code of Canada, which deters crime by imposing incarceration or other punishment on those found guilty of crimes, and attempts to rehabilitate convicted fraudsters through restitution orders and fines-in-lieu-of-forfeiture, the CRA … Continue reading Deter crime and compensate victims: what is the civil remedies act?