How it works
A Judgment Creditor or his legal representative (JC) posts his judgment details on this website together with relevant information identifying each Judgment Debtor (JD) such as address, date of birth, occupation and photographs.
While you can have your lawyer post on this site for you there is no reason why judgment creditors cannot handle this process themselves and avoid the additional expense of paying a lawyer to do it.
The Judgment and JD particulars posted on this website become publicly viewable free of charge. The JD information is published in such a way as to make it highly visible on the Internet. Each JD’s name becomes embedded within its own distinct URL. This makes the site appear prominently when someone conducts an Internet search using the name of the JD.
The JC may offer a reward pursuant to the website's Publication & Reward Contract which commits him to pay a reward for an Eligible Tip, as defined by that contract, that leads to a successful enforcement.
When a JD discovers his name published on this website it will become clear to him that the fastest way to have his name removed is to make arrangements to pay the Judgment.
The person posting judgment information is called the Publisher and is responsible for the following:
Swear an affidavit, prepared and presented to you for execution by us. The affidavit attests to the fact that the information you posted is true and the judgment continues to be enforceable. This must be completed prior to publication.
Keep your contact information current so we can get in touch with you if necessary. We will keep that information confidential subject to the Publication & Reward Contract.
Identifying all of the courts and file numbers from which the judgment or order is being enforced so that Tippers may track any enforcement activity.
Tipper contact information will be emailed to you with each tip posted. This will allow you to contact the Tipper directly. You are to keep the contact information and identities of Tippers confidential.
Under the terms of the Publication & Reward Contract if you offer a reward you will need to pay 10% of the net collected to the Tipper who first provided the information that lead to the enforcement action. There is nothing stopping a JC from dealing directly with a Tipper and modifying this arrangement by mutual consent.
It is completely up to you whether or not to act on information you receive.
Lawyers and paralegals who publish a judgment on behalf of a client give their client’s undertaking to pay any earned reward and give their personal undertaking to provide their best efforts to ensure any earned reward is paid.
You are required to remove a judgment once it has been satisfied.
For further information please see the Publication & Reward Contract.
The legalities of posting a judgment.
We have structured this website in a manner that will protect Publishers from nuisance lawsuits.
The Publisher’s identity is kept confidential by Public Executions, Inc. unless it receives a court order or an affidavit from a JD that the judgment is not enforceable. You will be provided with a copy of any affidavit we receive regarding any of your postings together with the contact information we have for the person swearing that affidavit.
Revealing personal information is permissible for the purpose of collecting a debt. See: Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act S.C. 2000, c. 5, s. 7. All debts published on www.publicexecutions.ca are certified by court order and are part of the public record. JCs have the right to disclose personal information without the knowledge or consent of the JD as long as money is owed.
If all the information in your posting is accurate there is no valid basis for a lawsuit against you.
Public Executions, Inc. will fight any action that seeks to take down a publication unless that publication can be shown to be false. We will rely upon your affidavit and the court file you disclose as full answer and defence until compelling contrary evidence is disclosed.