The eight high-level visitors from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics did not waste a moment. During a recent 10-day tour of Toronto and Edmonton, the delegation of Communist officials from Leningrad met with architects, planners and engineers and toured Toronto’s waterfront in a large powerboat.
When I read that the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 1985 that bank deposits were not tangible assets and could not be confiscated (“Hiding the drug money,” Cover, Oct. 23), I became depressed. Is helping drug dealers the court’s idea of justice? Have they considered the human suffering that that money represents? Do they have to have a crack house spring up next to their homes to get them into the real world? And isn’t it possible that some of those ill-gotten gains enrich fancy lawyers who help criminals to escape their just dues? Is that justice?
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