On November 3, 2022, new legislation aimed at providing additional priority to pensions in insolvency proceedings moved one step closer to becoming law.
This article has been contributed by Martin Desrosiers and Julien Morissette, partner and associate respectively, in the Insolvency & Restructuring Group of Osler, Hoskin &
This article has been contributed to the blog by Patrick Riesterer and Waleed Malik.
This article has been contributed to the blog by Caitlin Fell and Sean Stidwill. Caitlin Fell is an associate in the insolvency and restructuring group of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and Sean Stidwill is a summer student at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.
This article has been contributed to the blog by Edward Sellers and Patrick Riesterer.
Public consultations on enhancing retirement security led by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada closed in late 2018. Given the importance and complexity of the subject matter, the one-month consultation period offered by the government was curiously short. Given that 2019 is an election year, the quick completion of the process could suggest that the federal government anticipated the direction in which it would proceed with any legislation.
Bankruptcy & restructuring
Today the Supreme Court of Canada granted the Orphan Well Association and Alberta Energy Regulator leave to appeal the Alberta Court of Appeal’s closely watched decision in Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Limited (2017 ABCA 124), which is also known as Redwater.
APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL DISMISSED
Joseph Palazzo v. Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada
Civil Procedure – Appeal – Prescription
The Applicant was an employee of the Respondent from 1968 to 2009. In 1980, the Applicant began selling life insurance and investment products of the Respondent until his retirement on May 1, 2009. During his employment as a sales representative, the Applicant was paid on a commission basis only.
A bankruptcy discharge hearing is the forum for the Court’s determination of a bankrupt’s application for discharge which has been opposed by one or more of: a creditor, the Trustee, or the Superintendent of Bankruptcy. This paper will aim to provide practical advice on preparing for and arguing an opposed discharge, whether from the perspective of the bankrupt, an opposing creditor, or the Trustee.1