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I owe money. I am having trouble paying my bills

This consumer debt guide for people in Ontario includes information about debt, collection agencies, bankruptcy, being sued in court, resources, getting legal help, and more. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2014

Shoplifting and letters from stores demanding money

This guide explains what people caught shoplifting can do if they receive a letter from the store demanding payment, if they are asked to sign a document by store security guards, or if they receive a letter from a collection agency or a Statement of Claim.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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Collection Agencies

Northwest Community Legal Clinic has produced information about collection agencies, what they are, how they get involved in a debt you owe someone, what you should do if one calls you, what an agency must do before it demands payment of you, what happens if you ignore a collection agency that is calling you, and what you can do if your financial problems are getting out of hand.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2011

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Consumer Protection

Written for seniors, this section of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) web site explains what steps need to be followed to deal with a consumer problem.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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Hot Topics in Consumer Protection: Collection Agencies

This 65 minute webinar, presented by Margaret Capes, Legal Education Coordinator of Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., discusses the protections for consumers that come under the Ontario Collection Agencies Act. It also describes the best way to deal with collection agencies and what consumers can do if a collection agency violates the Act.

Available in:

English

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2009

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