I'm worried that rumor or anonymous complaints could result in someone's property being taken and forfeited. How thorough and reliable is the process?

Firstly, all complaints must first come from a valid police investigation. Afterwards, in order for a seizure to take place under Alberta's new law, a file must be reviewed not only by the police and Civil Forfeiture Office lawyers, but must also be tested twice in court before a judge. It is a thorough process.