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Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act

Version of section 84.2 from 2009-09-18 to 2009-12-14:

Marginal note:Certain rights limited

  •  (1) No person may terminate or amend any agreement, including a security agreement, with an individual bankrupt, or claim an accelerated payment, or a forfeiture of the term, under any agreement, including a security agreement, with the bankrupt, by reason only of the bankruptcy.

  • Marginal note:Lease

    (2) If the agreement referred to in subsection (1) is a lease, the lessor may not terminate or amend the lease by reason only of the bankruptcy or that the bankrupt has not paid rent in respect of any period before the date of bankruptcy.

  • Marginal note:Public utilities

    (3) No public utility may discontinue service to an individual bankrupt by reason only of the bankruptcy or that the bankrupt has not paid for services rendered, or material provided, before the date of bankruptcy.

  • Marginal note:Certain acts not prevented

    (4) Nothing in this section is to be construed as

    • (a) prohibiting a person from requiring payments to be made in cash for goods, services, use of leased property or other valuable consideration provided after the date of bankruptcy; or

    • (b) requiring the further advance of money or credit.

  • Marginal note:Provisions of section override agreement

    (5) Any provision in an agreement that has the effect of providing for, or permitting, anything that, in substance, is contrary to this section is of no force or effect.

  • Marginal note:Powers of court

    (6) The court may, on application by a party to an agreement, declare that this section does not apply, or applies only to the extent declared by the court, if the applicant satisfies the court that the operation of this section would likely cause the applicant significant financial hardship.

  • Marginal note:Eligible financial contracts

    (7) Subsection (1) does not apply

    • (a) in respect of an eligible financial contract; or

    • (b) to prevent a member of the Canadian Payments Association from ceasing to act as a clearing agent or group clearer for an insolvent person in accordance with the Canadian Payments Act and the by-laws and rules of that Association.

  • Marginal note:Permitted actions

    (8) Despite section 69.3, the following actions are permitted in respect of an eligible financial contract that is entered into before the time of the bankruptcy, and is terminated on or after that time, but only in accordance with the provisions of that contract:

    • (a) the netting or setting off or compensation of obligations between the individual bankrupt and the other parties to the eligible financial contract; and

    • (b) any dealing with financial collateral including

      • (i) the sale or foreclosure or, in the Province of Quebec, the surrender of financial collateral, and

      • (ii) the setting off or compensation of financial collateral or the application of the proceeds or value of financial collateral.

  • Marginal note:Net termination values

    (9) If net termination values determined in accordance with an eligible financial contract referred to in subsection (8) are owed by the individual bankrupt to another party to the eligible financial contract, that other party is deemed, for the purposes of paragraphs 69(1)(a) and 69.1(1)(a), to be a creditor of the individual bankrupt with a claim provable in bankruptcy in respect of those net termination values.

  • 2005, c. 47, s. 68
  • 2007, c. 29, s. 98

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