(a) the furniture and household furnishings and appliances of the judgment debtor reasonably necessary for one household but not exceeding in value the aggregate sum of $4,500.;
(b) the necessary and ordinary clothing of the judgment debtor and the members of his family;
(c) the food and fuel necessary for the judgment debtor and the members of his family for a period of six months, or the cash equivalent thereof;
(d) in the case of a judgment debtor who is a farmer, all animals reasonably necessary for the proper and efficient conduct of his agricultural operations for the next ensuing 12 months;
(e) in the case of a judgment debtor who is a farmer,
(i) all farm machinery, dairy utensils and farm equipment reasonably necessary for the proper and efficient conduct of his agricultural operations for the next ensuing 12 months, and
(ii) one motor vehicle, if required for the purposes of his agricultural operations;
(f) the tools, implements, professional books and other necessaries, not exceeding in value the aggregate sum of $7,500., used by the judgment debtor in the practice of his trade, occupation or profession or to carry on his business and, where the judgment debtor requires the use of a motor vehicle in the course of or for the purposes of his employment, trade, occupation, profession or business or for transportation to and from his place of employment or business, one motor vehicle not exceeding in value the sum of $3,000.;
(g) the articles and furniture necessary to the performance of religious services;
(h) the seed sufficient to seed all the land of the judgment debtor under cultivation;
(i) the health aids, including but without limiting the generality of the foregoing a wheelchair, an air-conditioner, an elevator, a hearing aid, eye glasses and prosthetic or orthopedic equipment, that are reasonably necessary for the health or mobility of the judgment debtor or a member of his family; and
(j) the chattel property of The City of Winnipeg or of any municipality, local government district, school district, school division or school area in the province.
As you can see, basic goods are exempt from seizure, but this is a very complicated area of law. In addition, there are other factors to consider. While the law may indicate your father can keep an asset, cash flow and other considerations may dictate that he should not.