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Debt and Federalism: Landmark Cases in Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, 1894–1937 (Landmark Cases in Canadian Law)

Debt and Federalism: Landmark Cases in Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, 1894–1937 (Landmark Cases in Canadian Law)

Current price: $38.69
Publication Date: February 7th, 2021
Publisher:
University of British Columbia Press
ISBN:
9780774867290
Pages:
208
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Description

The evolution of modern bankruptcy law in Canada in four cases.
 
Despite having been enshrined in the constitution since confederation, Canadian bankruptcy law eludes straightforward interpretation. Debt and Federalism traces the shifting meanings of the bankruptcy power through four landmark cases in Canadian legal history: the Voluntary Assignments (1894), Royal Bank of Canada vs. Larue (1928), the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act Reference (1934), and the Farmers’ Creditors Arrangement Act Reference (1937). Drawing on archival and legal sources, Thomas Telfer and Virginia Torrie demonstrate how the legal changes introduced by these decisions formed the foundation of modern insolvency law in Canada.

About the Author

Thomas G.W. Telfer is professor of law and teaching fellow at Western University. He is the author of Ruin and Redemption: A Struggle for a Canadian Bankruptcy Law, 1867–1919.

Virginia Torrie is associate professor of law at the University of Manitoba. She is the author of Reinventing Bankruptcy Law: A History of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.