The Canadian insolvency laws that cover insolvency protection were written into law to allow people and businesses who are struggling with their debts to restructure or eliminate their debts so they can begin rebuilding a stable financial future after getting their fresh start through a bankruptcy discharge or receiving the “Certificate of Full Performance” if you have filed a consumer proposal.
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Your protection can be impacted by your provincial laws, as the province sets the assets that you can keep when filing for bankruptcy, although bankruptcy is a federal law.
The provincial sets of laws relating to protection through bankruptcy or a consumer proposal work in conjecture with the national insolvency protection laws.
If you are seeking bankruptcy or consumer proposal protection as a way of dealing with your debt you need to use the services of a bankruptcy trustee as only a trustee in bankruptcy is licensed to file a bankruptcy with the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy protection gives you protection from creditor collection actions and gives you protection while you are in bankruptcy and seeking a fresh start; when you receive your bankruptcy discharge (automatic and usually in 9 months) your debts will be discharged; under the bankruptcy laws you can also have your debts restructured through a consumer proposal.
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