garnishee proceedings

garnishee proceedings

a process of enforcing a money judgment by the seizure or attachment of debts due or accruing to the judgment debtor that form part of his property available in execution. As such, it is a species of execution upon debts, for which the ordinary methods of execution are unavailable. As with foreclosure, garnishee orders are in two stages, namely, an order nisi followed by an order absolute.
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Garnishee proceedings may be commenced against the debtor, among other legal proceedings, and in some provinces, including Alberta, provincial services such as motor vehicle registration and licensing may be suspended, and/or the debtor's name will be published on a dead-beat parents' list of debtors.
The Nisga'a people have given up their right to be income tax and provincial tax free on their lands (they are no longer a reserve) along with other features of the Indian Act such as the protection from seizure and garnishee proceedings.