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Category: Insolvency News

Co-Signing debts

April 5, 2018

Co-signing debts can be very problematic for the co-signer. Usually a debt is co-signed with the best of intentions most often for a family member. It is common to co-sign for a spouse or a child and sometimes people will also co-sign for friends. Everything is good if the borrower is living up to his/her […]

Resign as a director

March 12, 2018

When you make an assignment into bankruptcy you must resign as a director of any incorporation in which you have an interest. Interestingly you may retain your shares, so you can own the corporation but you cannot be a director.  Section 284 (5) of the Corporations Act of Ontario provides: “No undischarged bankrupt shall be a […]

Government debt forgiveness

March 9, 2018

Are you thinking about government debt forgiveness? Advertisements are everywhere “see if you qualify for debt relief” touts one google headline, “government debt relief programs” says another. Even Licensed Insolvency Trustees are involved, albeit not by design, in the deception. Yes, read that last bit again: we used to be called “Trustees in Bankruptcy” but […]

Good debt, bad debt

March 8, 2018

I’d rather have good debt than bad debt, how about you? Good debt, bad debt, it’s all debt – how on earth can one form of debt be called and another bad? O.K. so, some folks might think bad debt is delinquent debt, others may differentiate along the lines of the type of debt, cash […]

Pensioners and debt

March 7, 2018

Pensioners relying on CPP, OAS and GIS have about $1,100 per month of income.  The Canadian government has established the poverty line (Low Income Threshold) at over $2,100 per month, effectively setting seniors up to fail. We live in an aging population with an increasing number of Canadians becoming entirely dependent on government pensions as […]

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