Saskatoon landlord still waiting for thousands in rent
The Indian Act originally blocked the landlord from collecting her rent payments
The case of a Saskatoon landlord and a tenant who fell behind on rent payments may be re-opened.
Erin Perehudoff rented a home to Michelle Arcand in November of last year. Within months Arcand fell behind on payments. Perehudoff said her property was also ruined, with damage and garbage left behind.
Arcand's employer is the Saskatchewan Indian and Gaming Authority. Under Section 89 of the Indian Act it is illegal for anyone off reserve to seize wages earned by a person on-reserve.
Now there are new claims. Arcand said she never received any notification in the first place about a hearing with the Rentalsman. Her lawyer says she never had a chance to tell her story.
If that is the case it could re-open this dispute to another hearing.
"If they rule in her favour and the case is re-opened, again, she's already claimed status Indian, she says she works on-reserve, so what can there be changed?" Perehudoff told CBC news. "I don't know. Nothing."
Arcand refused to comment. Her lawyer denies all claims against his client.
The Rentalsman says it will deliver its decision next week.