P.E.I. mulls credit penalties for deadbeat parents

Coercive measure defined as a last resort.



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Parents who fail to make family-support payments might end up a with bad credit rating due to changes to a Prince Edward Island law.

The province’s Maintenance Enforcement Act was recently amended to allow the government to report missed payments to credit agencies in an effort to coerce self-employed parents to pay up.

The new measure has yet to be used and is described as an option of last resort.

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