Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
Marginal note:Bankruptcy to operate as application for discharge
169 (1) Subject to section 168.1, the making of a bankruptcy order against, or an assignment by, any person except a corporation operates as an application for discharge, unless the bankrupt, by notice in writing, files in the court and serves on the trustee a waiver of application before being served by the trustee with a notice of the trustee’s intention to apply to the court for an appointment for the hearing of the application as provided in this section.
Marginal note:Appointment to be obtained by trustee
(2) The trustee, before proceeding to the discharge and in any case not earlier than three months and not later than one year following the bankruptcy of any person who has not served a notice of waiver on the trustee, shall on five days notice to the bankrupt apply to the court for an appointment for a hearing of the application on a date not more than thirty days after the date of the appointment or at such other time as may be fixed by the court at the request of the bankrupt or trustee.
Marginal note:Application for discharge
(3) A bankrupt who has given a notice of waiver as provided in subsection (1) may, at any time at the bankrupt’s own expense, apply for a discharge by obtaining from the court an appointment for a hearing, which shall be served on the trustee not less than twenty-one days before the date fixed for the hearing of the application, and the trustee on being served therewith shall proceed as provided in this section.
Marginal note:Bankrupt corporation
(4) A bankrupt corporation may not apply for a discharge unless it has satisfied the claims of its creditors in full.
Marginal note:Fees and disbursements of trustee
(5) The court may, before issuing an appointment for hearing on application for discharge, if requested by the trustee, require such funds to be deposited with, or such guarantee to be given to, the trustee, as it deems proper, for the payment of his fees and disbursements incurred in respect of the application.
Marginal note:Notice to creditors
(6) The trustee, on obtaining or being served with an appointment for hearing on application for discharge, shall, not less than fifteen days before the day appointed for the hearing of the application, send a notice thereof in the prescribed form to the Superintendent, the bankrupt and every creditor who has proved a claim, at the creditor’s latest known address.
Marginal note:Procedure when trustee not available
(7) Where the trustee is not available to perform the duties required of a trustee on the application of a bankrupt for a discharge, the court may authorize any other person to perform such duties and may give such directions as it deems necessary to enable the application of the bankrupt to be brought before the court.
- R.S., 1985, c. B-3, s. 169
- 1992, c. 27, s. 62
- 1997, c. 12, s. 99
- 2004, c. 25, s. 82
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