It's getting harder to be a deadbeat dad (and it's almost always dad) in Canada.
The Saskatchewan government plans to deny hunting and fishing licences to parents who don't pay promised child and spousal support, emulating a measure already in place in neighbouring Alberta.
With trick-or-treat timing, Justice Minister Gordon Wyant introduced the legislation to amend the Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Act on Halloween.
“These amendments will provide another tool to ensure that individuals who owe child support or spousal support will meet their obligations,” Wyant said in a news release. “These options will only be used after several notices and warnings have been given.”
The measure will be used as a last resort, when other efforts to enforce payments such as wage and federal benefit garnishees, driver's licence and passport suspension fail.
Saskatchewan has one of the highest collection rates for overdue payments in the country, the ministry says. In the last fiscal year, it squeezedRead More »from Deadbeat Saskatchewan parents could be banned from hunting, fishing