This project examined a proposal for the reform of the civil enforcement system that governs the legal procedures that apply to the enforcement of money judgments. A money judgment is an order issued by a court for a party to a lawsuit to pay the other party a sum of money. Often money judgments go uncollected and rarely do they result in immediate payment. Part of the reason is that the system for enforcing money judgments in British Columbia is archaic, fragmentary, and inefficient. The reform measures examined in this project were based on a model Act, called the Uniform Civil Enforcement of Money Judgments Act, which was endorsed by The Uniform Law Conference of Canada.
Keywords: collection laws, civil enforcement, money judgments, execution, attachment and garnishment, debt, Court Order Enforcement Act, Creditor Assistance Act, creditors and debtors, sheriffs and court bailiffs, registration, priority, Personal Property Security Act, Mareva injunctions, securities, pensions, benefits & welfare, consumer, consumer protection, courts & tribunals, Uniform Law Conference of Canada
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