Collection News Matters

Ontario Superior Court upholds decision by Bankruptcy Trustee to exclude Creditor’s Claim for debt that was over Two Years Old

Rich and Bankrupt

On May 19 2021 the Honourable Sean F. Dolphy, Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice upheld an earlier decision by a Registrar of the Superior Court of Justice in Bankruptcy that a debt that is statute-barred by Ontario’s Limitations Act, 2002 (meaning that the two year time limit for a creditor to sue a debtor for an outstanding account expired) cannot be proven, or claimed, by a creditor against a debtor in bankruptcy either because the collection of debt can no longer be enforced through a legal proceeding.


Ontario Small Claims Limit Increases to $35,000

Small Claims Court

On January 1st 2020, the Small Claims Limit in Ontario increased from $25,000 to $35,000.

Creditors can now sue larger outstanding debts in the Ontario Small Claims system which could mean a quicker collection result.

No matter how much you are owed though the debt collection questions remain – is it worth suing? And, will a judgment enable you to collect? These are questions a professional collection agency can often answer before a creditor spends time and money on a court process.



Autodialers and Robocalls

CGI Credit Guard never uses an automated calling system (auto-dialers) or makes robo-calls – ever.

Using auto-dialers and robo-calling in the collection process may work on occasion, but can also create more problems than solutions.


Sears Canada gets protection from its Trade Creditors

Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act

On June 22, 2017 Sears Canada Inc. applied to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for protection from its creditors. The application was made under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (or as it is known – the CCAA). This is an act that allows companies with a large amount of debt to seek court protection from its creditors while it works on making some sort of formal offer to its creditors for payment or settlement of all its debt.


2017 Credit Institute National Conference

Credit Institute of Canada National Conference

CGI Credit Guard Inc. will, once again, take part in the Credit Institute of Canada’s biennial National Credit Conference, being held June 13 to 16 at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver.

The Credit Institute of Canada’s National Conference is an excellent opportunity to network with other credit managers, some likely to be working in the same industry as yours, and to keep up to date with industry changes and best practices. Learn credit management skills that could save your company money by delivering profits to your business through effective credit management.

Visit us at CGI Credit Guard’s exhibition booth at the conference centre or take part in the institute’s famous National Golf Tournament, which our agency has been proudly supporting for many years.