Students in Law 445 will consider the fundamental principles, statutes (the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act), and jurisprudence governing commercial and personal insolvency and bankruptcy in Canada.


Anthony Duggan, Stephanie Ben-Ishai, at al., Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law: Cases Text and Materials, 4th ed (Emond Montgomery, to be published in 2019)

Federal and Ontario Insolvency Legislation: 2019-2020 (Carswell)


100% open-book final examination

This course will be offered in the Fall Term of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Interesting look at York debtors’ prison and early treatment of insolvency in Britain.