Can I be arrested for not paying back my debts?
The answer is no! In Ontario, not paying back your creditors is not a cause for imprisonment. This doesn’t mean that there are not any consequences if you decide not to pay back your creditors. If you decide to stop paying, your creditors may hire a collection agency to get their money back. In some cases, they may sue you for the money that you owe. If they take you to court and win a judgment against you, they may be able to garnish your bank account or wages. They can also apply to the court to place a lien on your property. If you have specific questions about what can happen in certain situations, we recommend that you contact a Licensed Insolvency Trustee.
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