Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law in Canada

Cases, Materials, and Problems


Authored by leading experts from across the country, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law in Canada: Cases, Materials, and Problems reimagines the traditional casebook. It includes an instructor’s manual and is offered in conjunction with an illustrated guide featuring helpful visual aids and diagrams. This casebook provides clear, accessible, and detailed textual commentary on the law by using modern and illustrative cases and presents problem-solving exercises to challenge students to do what lawyers are renowned for — provide solutions.

This up-to-date resource fosters an appreciation for the law by analyzing the intellectual, political, and practical importance of bankruptcy legislation, and the manner in which it permeates many aspects of corporate, commercial, and consumer law. In addition to providing an overview of the key issues in contemporary law, this book addresses the procedural aspects involved in different types of bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, and their impact on debtors and creditors.

This “all-in-one” course package explains and clarifies the interplay of social, economic, and legal issues in the development of modern bankruptcy policy, and it is an invaluable resource for professors, law students, and practitioners seeking to understand the operation of the Canadian bankruptcy system.

Authors include:

Stephanie Ben-Ishai
Thomas G.W. Telfer
Jassmine Girgis
Anna Lund
Alfonso Nocilla
Virginia Torrie

Table of Contents


Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: Introduction, Historical Perspectives, and Bankruptcy Theory
Chapter 2: Constitutional Aspects and the Judicial and Administrative Structure of the Bankruptcy System

Part II: Bankruptcy
Chapter 3: Bankruptcy: Commencement and Consequences
Chapter 4: Property
Chapter 5: Reviewable Transactions
Chapter 6: Executory Contracts
Chapter 7: BIA Claims
Chapter 8: Priority Creditors
Chapter 9: Priorities and Distribution
Chapter 10: Corporate Liability During Insolvency
Chapter 11: Consumer Bankruptcy

Part III: The Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act
Chapter 12: CCAA Overview
Chapter 13: Business Operations in a CCAA Proceeding
Chapter 14: Claims in a CCAA Proceeding
Chapter 15: CCAA Plans and Approval

Part IV: Insolvency Proposals
Chapter 16: Proposals Under the BIA

Part V: Receiverships and Cross-Border Insolvencies
Chapter 17: Receiverships
Chapter 18: Cross-Border Insolvencies

Table of Cases

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