Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
Marginal note:Sale of a seized thing
257 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), if a thing seized is not returned to its lawful owner or the person from whom it was seized under section 254, 255 or 256, the thing shall be sold unless the costs of sale would exceed the monetary value of the thing, in which case the thing shall be destroyed.
Marginal note:Sale suspended
(2) A thing seized shall not be sold
(a) during the 15 days following notification of a decision not to return it under section 255 or 256; or
(b) before a final decision is made in any judicial proceeding in Canada affecting the seizure or the return of the thing seized.
Marginal note:Disposition of documents
(3) If a document is not returned to its lawful owner or the person from whom it was seized, the document shall be retained for as long as is necessary for the administration or enforcement of Canadian laws, after which it is subject to the applicable laws relating to the disposal of public archives.
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