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Motorcycle Insurance Quote

Insurance is one of the best protections that you have in case of exigencies. Advent of Internet has opened up the easiest avenues of availing the benefits of such insurance.  You can obtain the desired motorcycle insurance online today. It is sort of protection with ease. No one likes accidents. However accidents do occur and […]

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Frequently asked questions

When can a collection agency disclose the existence of my debt to someone other than me? A.A collection agency is not permitted to disclose the existence of your debt to anyone other than you, except in the following limited circumstances: (1) the other person is also legally responsible to pay the debt; or (2) your […]

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Notice of Application containing particulars of allegations of professional misconduct against lawyer Deanna Lynn Natale

On June 15, 2009, Ms. Amanda Worley, Discipline Counsel at The Law Society of Upper Canada, signed a Notice of Application containing the particulars of allegations of professional misconduct against lawyer Deanna Lynn Natale. This Notice of Application was filed with the Tribunals Office at The Law Society of Upper Canada on June 26, 2009. Anyone who wants information […]

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Mark Silverthorn calls for the resignation of the Ontario Minister of Consumer Services

In mid-November of 2010, Cambridge bankruptcy trustee Doug Hoyes did an impromptu interview with lawyer Mark Silverthorn, author of The Wolf At The Door: What To Do When Collection Agencies Come Calling (2010), published by McClelland & Stewart, in Cambridge, Ontario. During this interview Doug and Mark discussed the widespread practice in Ontario in which […]

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Blog archive for the ‘Collection Agency’ category

Pitkin faces criticism protecting Ontarians from bill collectors I watched the Marketplace episode on Friday, March 4th titled “Debt Collector Dread” when Brian Pitkin defended the conduct of the Ontario Government in protecting consumers from bill collectors. I believe that Ontario residents have virtually no protection from the Ontario Government when it comes to dealing […]

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A program to stop collection agencies from calling you

If you live in Ontario, B.C., Alberta, or Nova Scotia and you are receiving collection calls from collection agencies you can hire our firm to send a “cease and desist” letter to these collection agencies. If you are a resident of one of these four provinces and a collection agency receives a letter from Mark […]

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Mark Silverthorn successfully lobbies Ontario Government to enforce ban on collection calls to cell phone users

After prodding by consumer lawyer Mark Silverthorn, the Ontario Government has announced it is going to ban collection agencies from calling Ontario residents on their cell phones to demand payment of a debt. In a letter dated March 10, 2009, to Mark Silverthorn, Brian Pitkin, the Ontario Registrar of Collection Agencies, stated that he was […]

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A How-to Guide for Dealing with Collection Agencies in Canada

This book is intended to provide a comprehensive, practical guide to help those Canadians who are in the unpleasant position of dealing with collection agencies. My goal is to help the average Canadian who, to a large degree, is not very knowledgeable  about collection agencies and options available for handling unsecured debts. This book  is based on […]

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Regulation of debt collectors in Canada

In Canada any one of the following has the right to collect debts: Creditors Collection agencies Debt buyers Lawyers licensed to practice law in Canada Any one of these is legally entitled to contact consumers by telephone and by mail, subject to certain limitations, to attempt to collect outstanding debts. In Canada there are laws, […]

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Property exempt from seizure from creditors

In Canada certain property of a debtor is beyond the reach of their creditors. Certain property is exempt from seizure under provincial law, federal law, as well as the common law. The fact that property is exempt from seizure will be relevant in two different situations. The first situation is where a judgment creditor attempts […]

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