Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act

Version of section 183 from 2003-04-01 to 2015-02-25:


Marginal note:Courts vested with jurisdiction

  •  (1) The following courts are invested with such jurisdiction at law and in equity as will enable them to exercise original, auxiliary and ancillary jurisdiction in bankruptcy and in other proceedings authorized by this Act during their respective terms, as they are now, or may be hereafter, held, and in vacation and in chambers:

    • (a) in the Province of Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice;

    • (b) [Repealed, 2001, c. 4, s. 33]

    • (c) in the Provinces of Nova Scotia and British Columbia, the Supreme Court;

    • (d) in the Provinces of New Brunswick and Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench;

    • (e) in the Province of Prince Edward Island, the Trial Division of the Supreme Court of the Province;

    • (f) in the Provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, the Court of Queen’s Bench;

    • (g) in the Province of Newfoundland, the Trial Division of the Supreme Court; and

    • (h) in Yukon, the Supreme Court of Yukon, in the Northwest Territories, the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories, and in Nunavut, the Nunavut Court of Justice.

  • Marginal note:Superior Court jurisdiction in the Province of Quebec

    (1.1) In the Province of Quebec, the Superior Court is invested with the jurisdiction that will enable it to exercise original, auxiliary and ancillary jurisdiction in bankruptcy and in other proceedings authorized by this Act during its term, as it is now, or may be hereafter, held, and in vacation and in chambers.

  • Marginal note:Courts of appeal — common law provinces

    (2) Subject to subsection (2.1), the courts of appeal throughout Canada, within their respective jurisdictions, are invested with power and jurisdiction at law and in equity, according to their ordinary procedures, except as varied by this Act or the General Rules, to hear and determine appeals from the courts vested with original jurisdiction under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Court of Appeal of the Province of Quebec

    (2.1) In the Province of Quebec, the Court of Appeal, within its jurisdiction, is invested with power and jurisdiction, according to its ordinary procedures, except as varied by this Act or the General Rules, to hear and determine appeals from the Superior Court.

  • Marginal note:Supreme Court of Canada

    (3) The Supreme Court of Canada has jurisdiction to hear and to decide according to its ordinary procedure any appeal so permitted and to award costs.

  • R.S., 1985, c. B-3, s. 183
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (2nd Supp.), s. 10
  • 1990, c. 17, s. 3
  • 1998, c. 30, s. 14
  • 1999, c. 3, s. 15
  • 2001, c. 4, s. 33
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 83
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