Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act

Version of section 81.5 from 2008-07-07 to 2012-12-13:


Marginal note:Security for unpaid amounts re prescribed pensions plan — bankruptcy

  •  (1) If the bankrupt is an employer who participated or participates in a prescribed pension plan for the benefit of the bankrupt’s employees, the following amounts that are unpaid on the date of bankruptcy to the fund established for the purpose of the pension plan are secured by security on all the assets of the bankrupt:

    • (a) an amount equal to the sum of all amounts that were deducted from the employees’ remuneration for payment to the fund;

    • (b) if the prescribed pension plan is regulated by an Act of Parliament,

      • (i) an amount equal to the normal cost, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985, that was required to be paid by the employer to the fund, and

      • (ii) an amount equal to the sum of all amounts that were required to be paid by the employer to the fund under a defined contribution provision, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985; and

    • (c) in the case of any other prescribed pension plan,

      • (i) an amount equal to the amount that would be the normal cost, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985, that the employer would be required to pay to the fund if the prescribed plan were regulated by an Act of Parliament, and

      • (ii) an amount equal to the sum of all amounts that would have been required to be paid by the employer to the fund under a defined contribution provision, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985, if the prescribed plan were regulated by an Act of Parliament.

  • Marginal note:Rank of security

    (2) A security under this section ranks above every other claim, right, charge or security against the bankrupt’s assets, regardless of when that other claim, right, charge or security arose, except

    • (a) rights under sections 81.1 and 81.2;

    • (b) amounts referred to in subsection 67(3) that have been deemed to be held in trust; and

    • (c) securities under sections 81.3 and 81.4.

  • Marginal note:Liability of trustee

    (3) If the trustee disposes of assets covered by the security, the trustee is liable for the amounts referred to in subsection (1) to the extent of the amount realized on the disposition of the assets, and is subrogated in and to all rights of the fund established for the purpose of the pension plan in respect of those amounts.

  • 2005, c. 47, s. 67
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