LRC Reports

The Uniform Enforcement of Canadian Judgments Act (1992)

Keywords: judgment; enforcement; uniform reciprocal; registration; money; debt; payment; debtor; creditor; costs; defence; full faith and credit; Mareva injunction; limitation period; foreign; sovereignty; autonomy; federation; economic; union; forum non conveniens

This report examines the difficulties in enforcing judgments from other Canadian provinces and territories and recommends the adoption of the Uniform Enforcement of Canadian Judgments Act. This Act was prepared by the Uniform Law Conference of Canada in response to a request by the Canadian Attorneys General and Ministers of Justice for uniform legislation that embodies a “full faith and credit” approach to the enforcement of Canadian judgments. This essentially means that British Columbia, as part of the Canadian federation, should fully recognize judgments from other provinces and territories.

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