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Bankruptcy Rate Drops in Canada

March 28th, 2011 by A Licensed Insolvency Trustee

The bankruptcy rate in Canada dropped in 2010, according to statistics recently released by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy. That’s good news, right? Yes and no. First, let’s review the numbers. In 2010 a total of 135,008 Canadians filed a consumer proposal or personal bankruptcy. That’s an 11% drop from the 151,712 who […]

Look in the mirror. It’s likely that you have more in common with the average person who files bankruptcy in Canada than you may think. I’m a licensed bankruptcy trustee in Ontario, and today we released a comprehensive new research study profiling the average person who files a consumer proposal or bankruptcy in Ontario. We […]

Debt Settlement Plans

August 16th, 2010 by A Licensed Insolvency Trustee

I have written quite a few pieces were I am critical of the “debt consulting” industry and persons presenting themselves as credit counsellors when they have little or no formal education or credentials. It’s not that I begrudge any of these people a livelihood – I just wish they’d pick a career that doesn’t involve […]

The consumer proposal is probably the least known of the processes to deal with overwhelming debt, but it is the mechanism that has the greatest capacity for good given our current economic environment. Let’s face it, right now the number one biggest risk to the Canadian economy isn’t the high dollar, it isn’t our level […]

As we have discussed many time on the Bankruptcy Canada Trustee Talk blog, a consumer proposal is a great alternative to filing bankruptcy in Canada. The concept is simple: instead of going bankrupt, you offer to pay a portion of the amount owing to your creditors, and if they accept you avoid bankruptcy. But why […]

This is a website devoted to discussing all aspects of bankruptcy in Canada, but today we will discuss the opposite of bankruptcy. Today I present my Top Three Ways to Avoid Bankruptcy in Canada. Why would I, a bankruptcy trustee, want you to avoid bankruptcy? Because I strongly believe that bankruptcy should be a last […]

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