January 25, 2023
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
The Annual General Meeting details for the CBHA/ACHA is as follows:
Date: Wednesday January 25th, 2023 at 5:15 pm EST
Location: Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 105 St George Street, Room RT157, Toronto, Ontario
- Welcome and Introductions
- Secretary's Report
- President’s Comments
- Election of Directors
- Financial Report
- Appointment of Review Auditor
- Member’s Report
- Member Questions and Answers
Guest Speaker 6:00 pm
Virginia Torrie and Thomas Telfer presenting on their book Debt and Federalism: Landmark Cases in Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, 1894-1937 (2022)
As we enter a volatile cycle of the economy with rising inflation, interest rates, and unemployment, the issue of bankruptcy and insolvency rises to the fore.
The legal meaning of bankruptcy and insolvency law has often remained elusive, even to practitioners and scholars in the field, despite having been enshrined in Canada’s Constitution since Confederation. Federal jurisdiction in this area must be measured against provincial powers over property and civil rights, among others. Debt and Federalism traces conceptions of the bankruptcy and insolvency power through four cases that form the constitutional foundation of the Canadian bankruptcy system: the 1894 Voluntary Assignments Case, Royal Bank of Canada v Larue in 1928, the 1934 Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act Reference Case, and the 1937 Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act Reference Case. Together, they produced the bedrock for modern understandings
of bankruptcy and insolvency law.
Professor Virginia Torrie and Thomas Telfer are experts in the field to introduce and explain these issues.