Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act

Version of section 168 from 2002-12-31 to 2004-12-14:


Marginal note:Arrest of bankrupts under certain circumstances

  •  (1) The court may by warrant cause a bankrupt to be arrested, and any books, papers and property in his possession to be seized, and the bankrupt, books, papers and property to be safely kept as directed until such time as the court may order, under the following circumstances:

    • (a) if, after the filing of a bankruptcy petition against the bankrupt, it appears to the court that there are grounds for believing that he has absconded or is about to abscond from Canada with a view of avoiding payment of the debt in respect of which the bankruptcy petition was filed, of avoiding appearance to any such petition, of avoiding examination in respect of his affairs or of otherwise avoiding, delaying or embarrassing proceedings in bankruptcy against him;

    • (b) if, after making an assignment, it appears to the court that there are grounds for believing that the bankrupt has absconded or is about to abscond from Canada with a view of avoiding payment of his debts or of avoiding examination in respect of his affairs;

    • (c) if, after the filing of a bankruptcy petition or an assignment, it appears to the court that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the bankrupt

      • (i) is about to remove his property with a view to preventing or delaying possession being taken thereof by the trustee, or

      • (ii) has concealed or is about to conceal or destroy any of his property or any books, documents or writings that might be of use to the trustee or to his creditors in the course of the bankruptcy proceedings;

    • (d) if the bankrupt removes any property in his possession above the value of twenty-five dollars without leave of the court after service of a bankruptcy petition, or without leave of the trustee after an assignment has been made; or

    • (e) if, after the commencement of proceedings under this Act, he has failed to obey an order of the court.

  • Marginal note:Payments after arrest

    (2) No payment or proposal made or security given after arrest made under this section is exempt from the provisions of this Act relating to fraudulent preferences.

  • R.S., c. B-3, s. 138
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