Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. B-3)

Act current to 2017-09-14 and last amended on 2015-02-26. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Application for consolidation order
  •  (1) A debtor who resides in a province in respect of which this Part applies may apply to the clerk of the court having jurisdiction where they reside for a consolidation order.

  • Marginal note:Affidavit to be filed

    (2) On an application pursuant to subsection (1), the debtor shall file an affidavit setting out the following:

    • (a) the names and addresses of the debtor’s creditors and the amount the debtor owes to each creditor and, if any of them is related to the debtor, the relationship;

    • (b) a statement of the property the debtor owns or in which the debtor has any interest and of the value thereof;

    • (c) the amount of the debtor’s income from all sources, naming them, and, where the debtor is married and cohabiting with the spouse, or is in a common-law partnership, the amount of the income of the debtor’s spouse or common-law partner, as the case may be, from all sources, naming them;

    • (d) the debtor’s business or occupation and, where the debtor is married and cohabiting with the spouse, or is in a common-law partnership, the business or occupation of the debtor’s spouse or common-law partner, as the case may be;

    • (d.1) the name and address of the debtor’s employer and, where the debtor is married and cohabiting with the spouse, or is in a common-law partnership, the name and address of the employer of the debtor’s spouse or common-law partner, as the case may be;

    • (e) the number of persons dependent on the debtor, the name and relationship of each and particulars of the extent to which each is so dependent;

    • (f) the amount payable for board and lodging or for rent or as payment on home property, as the case may be; and

    • (g) whether any of the debtor’s creditors’ claims are secured and, if so, the nature and particulars of the security held by each creditor.

  • R.S., 1985, c. B-3, s. 219;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (1st Supp.), s. 77;
  • 2000, c. 12, s. 20;
  • 2007, c. 36, s. 56.
Marginal note:Duties of clerk
  •  (1) The clerk shall

    • (a) file the affidavit referred to in subsection 219(2), giving it a number, and enter the particulars it contains in a register;

    • (b) on reading the affidavit and hearing the debtor,

      • (i) settle the amounts to be paid by the debtor into court and the times of payment thereof until all of the claims entered in the register are paid in full, and

      • (ii) enter in the register particulars of the amounts and times of payment so settled or, where applicable, enter in the register a statement that the present circumstances of the debtor do not warrant the immediate settling of any of those amounts or times; and

    • (c) fix a date for hearing any objections by creditors.

  • Marginal note:Notice to be given

    (2) The clerk shall give notice of an application for a consolidation order to each creditor named in the affidavit filed in connection with the application, setting out in the notice

    • (a) the particulars of all entries made in the register with respect to the application, and

    • (b) the date fixed for hearing objections by the creditors to the application or to any of the entries made in the register in respect thereof,

    and the notice shall contain a statement that the creditor will, prior to the date fixed for hearing objections, be notified of any objections filed with the clerk pursuant to section 221 in connection with the application.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) The notice referred to in subsection (2) shall be served in the prescribed manner and the clerk shall enter in the register the date the notice was sent.

  • Marginal note:Register

    (4) The register referred to in this section shall be separate from all other books and records kept by the clerk and shall be available to the public for inspection, free of charge, during the hours when the office of the clerk is open to the public.

  • R.S., 1985, c. B-3, s. 220;
  • 1992, c. 1, s. 20, c. 27, s. 81.
Marginal note:Objection by creditor
  •  (1) A creditor may, within a period of thirty days after the date of the sending of the notice of an application for a consolidation order pursuant to section 220, file with the clerk an objection with respect to any of the following matters:

    • (a) the amount entered in the register as the amount owing to him or to any other creditor;

    • (b) the amounts settled by the clerk as the amounts to be paid by the debtor into court, or the fact that no such amounts have been settled; or

    • (c) the times of payment of any such amounts, where applicable.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) The clerk shall enter in the register a memorandum of the date of receipt of any objection filed with him.

  • Marginal note:Notice of objection

    (3) Where an objection has been filed by a creditor, the clerk shall forthwith, in the prescribed manner, give notice of the objection and of the time and place appointed for the hearing thereof to the debtor and to each creditor named in the affidavit filed in connection with the application specifying, where applicable, the creditor whose claim has been objected to under subsection (1).

  • R.S., 1985, c. B-3, s. 221;
  • 1992, c. 1, ss. 17, 20, c. 27, s. 82.
Marginal note:Adding additional creditors

 At the time appointed for the hearing of any objection in connection with a consolidation order, the clerk may add to the register the name of any creditor of the debtor of whom he has notice and who is not disclosed in the affidavit of the debtor.

  • R.S., c. B-3, s. 193.
Marginal note:Hearing of objections
  •  (1) The clerk shall, at the time appointed for the hearing thereof, consider any objection in connection with a consolidation order that has been filed with him in accordance with this Part, and

    • (a) if the objection is to the claim of a creditor and the parties are brought to agreement or if the creditor’s claim is a judgment of a court and the only objection is to the amount paid thereon, he may dispose of the objection in a summary manner and determine the amount owing to the creditor;

    • (b) if the objection is to the proposed terms or method of payment of the claims by the debtor or that terms of payment are not but should be fixed, he may dispose of the objection in a summary manner and determine, as the circumstances require, the terms and method of payment of the claims, or that no terms be presently fixed; and

    • (c) in any case he may on notice of motion refer any objection to be disposed of by the court or as the court otherwise directs.

  • Marginal note:Issue of order

    (2) After the conclusion of the hearing referred to in subsection (1), the clerk shall enter in the register his decision or the decision of the court, as the case may be, and issue a consolidation order.

  • R.S., c. B-3, s. 194.
Marginal note:Issue of consolidation order

 Where no objection has been received within thirty days after the date of the sending of the notice of an application for a consolidation order pursuant to section 220, the clerk shall

  • (a) make an entry in the register to that effect; and

  • (b) issue the consolidation order.

  • R.S., 1985, c. B-3, s. 224;
  • 1992, c. 1, s. 18, c. 27, s. 83.
Marginal note:Contents of consolidation order
  •  (1) A consolidation order shall state the following:

    • (a) the name of and the amount owing to each creditor named in the register; and

    • (b) the amounts to be paid into court by the debtor and the times of payment thereof or, where applicable, that the present circumstances of the debtor do not warrant the immediate settling of any such amounts or times.

  • Marginal note:Effect of order

    (2) A consolidation order

    • (a) is a judgment of the court in favour of each creditor named in the register for the amount stated therein to be owing to that creditor;

    • (b) is an order of the court for the payment by the debtor of the amounts stated therein and at the stated times; and

    • (c) bears interest at the rate which by law applies to a judgment debt arising from a judgment of the court that granted the order or at such other rate as may be prescribed by regulation.

  • R.S., 1985, c. B-3, s. 225;
  • 1992, c. 27, s. 84.
 
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