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Debt and Federalism

Landmark Cases in Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, 1894–1937

With a Foreword by Iain Ramsay

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Debt and Federalism

Landmark Cases in Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, 1894–1937

With a Foreword by Iain Ramsay
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.

208 pages | 7 halftones, 3 tables | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Landmark Cases in Canadian Law

Law and Legal Studies: Legal History


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