Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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Strengthening Child and Spousal Support Collection in Saskatchewan

Released on November 26, 2014

Changes Take Effect December 1

Starting in December, the Maintenance Enforcement Office (MEO) has more tools to collect child and spousal support payments thanks to The Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Amendment Act, 2012.

“Saskatchewan has one of the highest collection rates for overdue support payments in Canada,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said.  “These enhancements will further ensure the co-operation of those who owe child or spousal support.”

Some of the changes to the Act include:

  • Allowing the MEO to enforce an order against assets in Saskatchewan owned by a person who owes money, even if that person lives elsewhere;
  • Updating the procedure for seizing bank accounts, property and employment income by mirroring the language used in The Enforcement of Money Judgments Act;
  • The MEO can now obtain information about a recipient, including their address from individuals such as family members, employers and the government; and
  • The courts can now suspend a maintenance order for a period of six months.

Saskatchewan’s MEO has one of the highest collection rates in Canada.  In the 2013-14 fiscal year, more than 91 per cent of payments due were collected.  This resulted in a record setting amount of $41.1 million in collections.

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For more information, contact:

Jordan Jackle
Justice
Regina
Phone: 306-787-8621
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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