June 29, 2018

Supplier Beware: Appropriate Payments at Your Own Risk

Whether you’re a general contractor, a subcontractor, or a supplier, this decision regarding the application of the Builders’ Lien Act is important for your business.

Requirements for Granting a Bankruptcy Order

In the Nova Scotia case Witch’s Glen Gold Inc., Re, 2015 NSSC 93, the sole creditor, Steve Furlotte, brought an application pursuant to s. 43 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) seeking a bankruptcy order against the debtor Witch’s Glen Gold Inc. (“WGC”).

Substantive Consolidation: Efficient and Equitable Restructuring of Group Companies

Gray Aqua Group of Companies, Re is a case from New Brunswick that dealt with the remedy of substantive consolidation under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA). Historically, courts have shown reluctance in granting consolidation and it was seen as an extraordinary remedy.

The Taxman Cometh: CRA Priorities in Insolvency Proceedings

Courts and lawmakers often refer to Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) as an involuntary creditor when businesses fail to make required tax payments to the governmental authority. The timely collection of taxes and payroll deductions also plays a fundamental role in the financing of government.