Marginal note:Court of Appeal
193. Unless otherwise expressly provided, an appeal lies to the Court of Appeal from any order or decision of a judge of the court in the following cases:
(a) if the point at issue involves future rights;
(b) if the order or decision is likely to affect other cases of a similar nature in the bankruptcy proceedings;
(c) if the property involved in the appeal exceeds in value ten thousand dollars;
(d) from the grant of or refusal to grant a discharge if the aggregate unpaid claims of creditors exceed five hundred dollars; and
(e) in any other case by leave of a judge of the Court of Appeal.
- R.S., 1985, c. B-3, s. 193;
- 1992, c. 27, s. 68.
Marginal note:Appeal to Supreme Court
194. The decision of the Court of Appeal on any appeal is final and conclusive unless special leave to appeal therefrom to the Supreme Court of Canada is granted by that Court.
- R.S., c. B-3, s. 164;
- R.S., c. 44(1st Supp.), s. 10.
Marginal note:Stay of proceedings on filing of appeal
195. Except to the extent that an order or judgment appealed from is subject to provisional execution notwithstanding any appeal therefrom, all proceedings under an order or judgment appealed from shall be stayed until the appeal is disposed of, but the Court of Appeal or a judge thereof may vary or cancel the stay or the order for provisional execution if it appears that the appeal is not being prosecuted diligently, or for such other reason as the Court of Appeal or a judge thereof may deem proper.
- R.S., 1985, c. B-3, s. 195;
- 1992, c. 27, s. 69.
Marginal note:No stay of proceedings unless ordered
196. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada does not operate as a stay of proceedings, except to the extent ordered by that Court.
- R.S., c. B-3, s. 166;
- R.S., c. 44(1st Supp.), s. 10.
Marginal note:Costs in discretion of court
197. (1) Subject to this Act and to the General Rules, the costs of and incidental to any proceedings in court under this Act are in the discretion of the court.
Marginal note:How costs awarded
(2) The court in awarding costs may direct that the costs shall be taxed and paid as between party and party or as between solicitor and client, or the court may fix a sum to be paid in lieu of taxation or of taxed costs, but in the absence of any express direction costs shall follow the event and shall be taxed as between party and party.
Marginal note:Personal liability of trustee for costs
(3) Where an action or proceeding is brought by or against a trustee, or where a trustee is made a party to any action or proceeding on his application or on the application of any other party thereto, he is not personally liable for costs unless the court otherwise directs.
Marginal note:When costs payable
(4) No costs shall be paid out of the estate of the bankrupt, excepting the costs of persons whose services have been authorized by the trustee in writing and such costs as have been awarded against the trustee or the estate of the bankrupt by the court.
(5) [Repealed, 2005, c. 47, s. 110]
Marginal note:Priority of payment of legal costs
(6) Legal costs shall be payable according to the following priorities:
(a) commissions on collections, which are a claim ranking above any other claim on any sums collected;
(b) when duly authorized by the court or approved by the creditors or the inspectors, costs incurred by the trustee after the bankruptcy and prior to the first meeting of creditors;
(c) the costs on an assignment or costs incurred by an applicant creditor up to the issue of a bankruptcy order;
(d) costs awarded against the trustee or the estate of the bankrupt; and
(e) costs for legal services otherwise rendered to the trustee or the estate of the bankrupt.
Marginal note:Costs of discharge opposed
(6.1) If a creditor opposes the discharge of a bankrupt, the court may, if it grants the discharge on the condition that the bankrupt pay an amount or consent to a judgment to pay an amount, award costs, including legal costs, to the opposing creditor out of the estate in an amount that is not more than the amount realized by the estate under the conditional order, including any amount brought into the estate under the consent to the judgment.
Marginal note:Costs where opposition frivolous or vexatious
(7) If a creditor opposes the discharge of a bankrupt and the court finds the opposition to be frivolous or vexatious, the court may order the creditor to pay costs, including legal costs, to the estate.
(8) [Repealed, 2005, c. 47, s. 110]
- R.S., 1985, c. B-3, s. 197;
- 1997, c. 12, s. 106;
- 2004, c. 25, s. 89;
- 2005, c. 47, s. 110.
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