Commercial Tenancies, Letters of Credit and Bankruptcy
One method used by commercial landlords to secure against losses from commercial tenancies is to require tenants to post letters of credit (“LCs”), that the landlord can draw upon in defined circumstances. Though certainly useful, in Ontario there has been...Read More
Provincial Trusts in a Bankruptcy
In The Guarantee Company of North America v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2019 ONCA 9 the Court of Appeal held that the statutory trust created by s.8 of the Construction Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.30 (the CA) is a trust...Read More
Are Licensed Insolvency Trustees Liable for Complying with Environmental Cleanup Orders?
The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Ltd., 2019 SCC 5 clarified the extent of a licensed insolvency trustee's obligation when it comes to environmental cleanup obligations at least in the...Read More