Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
Marginal note:Notice to trustee
14.02 (1) Before deciding whether to exercise any of the powers referred to in subsection 14.01(1), the Superintendent shall send the trustee written notice of the powers that the Superintendent may exercise and the reasons why they may be exercised and afford the trustee a reasonable opportunity for a hearing.
(1.1) The Superintendent may, for the purpose of the hearing, issue a summons requiring and commanding any person named in it
(a) to appear at the time and place mentioned in it;
(b) to testify to all matters within their knowledge relative to the subject matter of the inquiry or investigation into the conduct of the trustee; and
(c) to bring and produce any books, records, data, documents or papers — including those in electronic form — in their possession or under their control relative to the subject matter of the inquiry or investigation.
Marginal note:Effect throughout Canada
(1.2) A person may be summoned from any part of Canada by virtue of a summons issued under subsection (1.1).
Marginal note:Fees and allowances
(1.3) Any person summoned under subsection (1.1) is entitled to receive the like fees and allowances for so doing as if summoned to attend before the Federal Court.
Marginal note:Procedure at hearing
(2) At a hearing referred to in subsection (1), the Superintendent
(a) has the power to administer oaths;
(b) is not bound by any legal or technical rules of evidence in conducting the hearing;
(c) shall deal with the matters set out in the notice of the hearing as informally and expeditiously as the circumstances and a consideration of fairness permit; and
(d) shall cause a summary of any oral evidence to be made in writing.
(3) The notice referred to in subsection (1) and, where applicable, the summary of oral evidence referred to in paragraph (2)(d), together with such documentary evidence as the Superintendent receives in evidence, form the record of the hearing and the record and the hearing are public, unless the Superintendent is satisfied that personal or other matters that may be disclosed are of such a nature that the desirability of avoiding public disclosure of those matters, in the interest of a third party or in the public interest, outweighs the desirability of the access by the public to information about those matters.
(4) The decision of the Superintendent after a hearing referred to in subsection (1), together with the reasons therefor, shall be given in writing to the trustee not later than three months after the conclusion of the hearing, and is public.
Marginal note:Review by Federal Court
(5) A decision of the Superintendent given pursuant to subsection (4) is deemed to be a decision of a federal board, commission or other tribunal that may be reviewed and set aside pursuant to the Federal Courts Act.
- 1992, c. 27, s. 9
- 1997, c. 12, s. 13
- 2002, c. 8, s. 182
- 2005, c. 47, s. 15
- 2007, c. 36, s. 7
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