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In June 2010, the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB) initiated a In June 2010, the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB) initiated a Review of the Trustee Licensing Regulatory Framework . First a little bit of background: the OSB is a division of the Federal Government who has been charged with the […]

One of the longstanding and fundamental purposes of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act of Canada has been to allow honest but unfortunate debtors to deal with unmanageable debt so that they can make a fresh start and resume their places in the community. For those of you who are unaware, September 18, 2009 was a […]

There were three interesting stories in the press this week about pensions and bankruptcy in Canada. On Wednesday the CBC ran a story on how the Liberals vow to change bankruptcy laws. Here’s a quote from the story: The Liberal Party says it is committed to changing Canadian bankruptcy laws so former employees of failed […]

On September 18, 2009 the government of Canada brought into force all of the remaining amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act that were approved by Parliament back in 2005 and 2007.  At the time they were approved, the economy was booming and bankruptcy filings by individuals were stable.  One of the goals of the […]

Apparently it is possible to “Fight City Hall”. Let me explain. Back on September 14, 2009, five days before the new bankruptcy rules came into force, I posted an article describing the Bad News and Good News from the new bankruptcy rules. One of my biggest complaints about the new rules was a new disclosure […]

Since the federal government announced back on August 19 that new bankruptcy rules in Canada would come into force on September 18, 2009, I have posted three articles describing the new bankruptcy rules in Canada. For an overview of the new rules, please see the following articles: New Bankruptcy Rules in Canada: The Good News […]

After waiting for four years, the new bankruptcy rules finally come into force on September 18, 2009. The new rules will have a significant impact on many Canadians in financial trouble. When the new rules were announced in August I posted a summary of what you need to know about the new bankruptcy rules in […]

Here’s a prediction: the new bankruptcy rules that will come into force in Canada on September 18, 2009 will lead to a significant increase in the number of consumer proposals filed by Canadians. If you are in financial trouble, you have a number of options, including repaying your debt on your own, getting a debt […]

The purpose of Trustees Talk is to give you an inside look at the bankruptcy process in Canada, and to provide information you can’t find anywhere else. Today, I’ll let you in on a dirty little secret: the federal government is fast asleep. In Canada, bankruptcy laws are created by the federal government. Their job […]

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