Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-36)

Act current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2015-02-26. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Court may give directions

 Where an alteration or a modification of any compromise or arrangement is proposed at any time after the court has directed a meeting or meetings to be summoned, the meeting or meetings may be adjourned on such term as to notice and otherwise as the court may direct, and those directions may be given after as well as before adjournment of any meeting or meetings, and the court may in its discretion direct that it is not necessary to adjourn any meeting or to convene any further meeting of any class of creditors or shareholders that in the opinion of the court is not adversely affected by the alteration or modification proposed, and any compromise or arrangement so altered or modified may be sanctioned by the court and have effect under section 6.

  • R.S., c. C-25, s. 7.
Marginal note:Scope of Act

 This Act extends and does not limit the provisions of any instrument now or hereafter existing that governs the rights of creditors or any class of them and has full force and effect notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in that instrument.

  • R.S., c. C-25, s. 8.


Marginal note:Jurisdiction of court to receive applications
  •  (1) Any application under this Act may be made to the court that has jurisdiction in the province within which the head office or chief place of business of the company in Canada is situated, or, if the company has no place of business in Canada, in any province within which any assets of the company are situated.

  • Marginal note:Single judge may exercise powers, subject to appeal

    (2) The powers conferred by this Act on a court may, subject to appeal as provided for in this Act, be exercised by a single judge thereof, and those powers may be exercised in chambers during term or in vacation.

  • R.S., c. C-25, s. 9.
Marginal note:Form of applications
  •  (1) Applications under this Act shall be made by petition or by way of originating summons or notice of motion in accordance with the practice of the court in which the application is made.

  • Marginal note:Documents that must accompany initial application

    (2) An initial application must be accompanied by

    • (a) a statement indicating, on a weekly basis, the projected cash flow of the debtor company;

    • (b) a report containing the prescribed representations of the debtor company regarding the preparation of the cash-flow statement; and

    • (c) copies of all financial statements, audited or unaudited, prepared during the year before the application or, if no such statements were prepared in that year, a copy of the most recent such statement.

  • Marginal note:Publication ban

    (3) The court may make an order prohibiting the release to the public of any cash-flow statement, or any part of a cash-flow statement, if it is satisfied that the release would unduly prejudice the debtor company and the making of the order would not unduly prejudice the company’s creditors, but the court may, in the order, direct that the cash-flow statement or any part of it be made available to any person specified in the order on any terms or conditions that the court considers appropriate.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-36, s. 10;
  • 2005, c. 47, s. 127.