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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 […]

In addition to our articles bankruptcy in Canada, we occasionally review books that may be of interest to our readers. You can see all book reviews in our book review section. Today we review Power Spending: Getting More For Less by Carolyn Johnston, Eric Poulin and Robin Poulin. I was consulted for the section of […]

Why do Canadians have problems with money? Why do we have too much debt, and no savings? Obviously the prolonged recession has not helped, but I believe one of the reasons we get into financial trouble is that we simply don’t fully understand money, credit and debt. In Canada, financial education is not a priority […]

TD Economics released a report on Wednesday October 20, 2010 titled Canadian Household Debt a Cause for Concern that tried to answer many questions currently plaguing the Canadian consumer and the economy in general, including whether or not Canada is headed for a U.S.-style household debt crisis. Some of the key findings that were outlined […]

What’s the fastest way to accumulate so much debt that you have no option but to file bankruptcy in Canada? As a bankruptcy trustee I have handled thousands of personal bankruptcy filings over the last two decades, and the answer to that question, based on my experience, is easy: Credit cards. If you want to […]

In addition to our usual commentary on bankruptcy in Canada, we occasionally review books that may be of interest to our readers. You can see all book reviews in our book review section. Today we review Debt Free Forever: Take Control Of Your Money And Your Life by Gail Vaz-Oxlade, the host of TV’s Til […]

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 […]

The Office of Superintendent of Bankruptcy is a special operating agency associated with Industry Canada, part of the federal government. The “OSB” regulates bankruptcy trustees (the people who administer bankruptcies and proposals, and ensure they comply with all aspects of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act). As the regulator, the OSB will often seek the input […]

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