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

Act current to 2020-12-28 and last amended on 2019-11-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Critical supplier

  •  (1) On application by a debtor company and on notice to the secured creditors who are likely to be affected by the security or charge, the court may make an order declaring a person to be a critical supplier to the company if the court is satisfied that the person is a supplier of goods or services to the company and that the goods or services that are supplied are critical to the company’s continued operation.

  • Marginal note:Obligation to supply

    (2) If the court declares a person to be a critical supplier, the court may make an order requiring the person to supply any goods or services specified by the court to the company on any terms and conditions that are consistent with the supply relationship or that the court considers appropriate.

  • Marginal note:Security or charge in favour of critical supplier

    (3) If the court makes an order under subsection (2), the court shall, in the order, declare that all or part of the property of the company is subject to a security or charge in favour of the person declared to be a critical supplier, in an amount equal to the value of the goods or services supplied under the terms of the order.

  • Marginal note:Priority

    (4) The court may order that the security or charge rank in priority over the claim of any secured creditor of the company.

  • 1997, c. 12, s. 124
  • 2000, c. 30, s. 156
  • 2001, c. 34, s. 33(E)
  • 2005, c. 47, s. 128
  • 2007, c. 36, s. 65
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