New to the website: Dealing with debt

June 15, 2018

“A debt collector started calling my home a few weeks ago. They were calling 10+ times a day. I asked them to direct their calls to my lawyer, but they kept calling me at home. The other day, I found out they’ve started calling my family members. That was the last straw — I’ve complained to Consumer Protection BC.”

– Jeremy, Burnaby, BC

If you find yourself in debt, the financial worries are just part of the story. Legal problems can make matters worse. Maybe you're being hassled by a debt collector. Perhaps someone you owe is trying to seize your property. Or take money from your wages. Knowing your legal rights can help you deal with these kinds of issues. 

We've published five new pages that provide guidance on dealing with debt problems:

A big thank you to Vancouver lawyers Timothy Louman-Gardiner, David Madani, and retired lawyer Katherine Wellburn for reviewing these pages for legal accuracy. 

We are grateful to work on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, whose Peoples continue to live on and care for these lands.