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Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act

Version of section 19 from 2009-09-18 to 2020-07-28:


Marginal note:Claims that may be dealt with by a compromise or arrangement

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the only claims that may be dealt with by a compromise or arrangement in respect of a debtor company are

    • (a) claims that relate to debts or liabilities, present or future, to which the company is subject on the earlier of

      • (i) the day on which proceedings commenced under this Act, and

      • (ii) if the company filed a notice of intention under section 50.4 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act or commenced proceedings under this Act with the consent of inspectors referred to in section 116 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the date of the initial bankruptcy event within the meaning of section 2 of that Act; and

    • (b) claims that relate to debts or liabilities, present or future, to which the company may become subject before the compromise or arrangement is sanctioned by reason of any obligation incurred by the company before the earlier of the days referred to in subparagraphs (a)(i) and (ii).

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) A compromise or arrangement in respect of a debtor company may not deal with any claim that relates to any of the following debts or liabilities unless the compromise or arrangement explicitly provides for the claim’s compromise and the creditor in relation to that debt has voted for the acceptance of the compromise or arrangement:

    • (a) any fine, penalty, restitution order or other order similar in nature to a fine, penalty or restitution order, imposed by a court in respect of an offence;

    • (b) any award of damages by a court in civil proceedings in respect of

      • (i) bodily harm intentionally inflicted, or sexual assault, or

      • (ii) wrongful death resulting from an act referred to in subparagraph (i);

    • (c) any debt or liability arising out of fraud, embezzlement, misappropriation or defalcation while acting in a fiduciary capacity or, in Quebec, as a trustee or an administrator of the property of others;

    • (d) any debt or liability resulting from obtaining property or services by false pretences or fraudulent misrepresentation, other than a debt or liability of the company that arises from an equity claim; or

    • (e) any debt for interest owed in relation to an amount referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (d).

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-36, s. 19
  • 1996, c. 6, s. 167
  • 2005, c. 47, s. 131
  • 2007, c. 36, s. 69
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