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ON THE LIGHTER SIDE OF DEBT

September 5, 2017

Does this sound familiar? Dear Abby, I am a twenty-three-year-old liberated woman who has been on the pill for two years. It’s getting expensive and I think my boyfriend should share half the cost, but I don’t know him well enough to discuss money with him.

REDUCE YOUR DEBT BY MORE THAN 90%

September 5, 2017

Consumer proposals can reduce your debts by more than 90% There are no fixed rules regarding how much you should offer your creditors in a proposal beyond the notion that a proposal must improve on the returns that your creditors would get from a bankruptcy and must cover the trustee’s fees. We have seen proposals […]

Do not fear a Section 161 Examination

September 5, 2017

Section 161 of the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Act allows the Official Receiver to conduct examinations under oath. That all sounds very scary but the practice need not be as intimidating as it sounds. There are a couple of things you need to know if you are called in for an examination. First, anything you say […]

How many times can I go bankrupt?

September 5, 2017

We are not sure what the upper limited on the number of filings is but the most we have seen is five times. After a second bankruptcy, all bankrupts must attend at court for a discharge hearing. The idea is that people should not be using bankruptcy to deliberately hide out from paying their creditors. […]

ARE BANKRUPTCIES UP OR DOWN?

September 5, 2017

Many people I speak with, who know what I do for a living, tell me “you must be busy, you’re in the right business”. The truth is actually quite different from the perception, the busiest year that Canadian bankruptcy trustees have ever seen was 2009. Since then all insolvency filings have been in steady decline. […]