Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals

Recession, inflation, and interest rates, oh my! February 6, 2023
Is a “perfect storm” of economic factors setting the stage for a big spike in insolvencies in the next few years?
Cases we are following
In Case You Missed It: Decisions on Our Radar February 23, 2023
by Natasha MacParland, Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP The financial restructuring group at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP is tracking the following appeals. We have briefly described...
CAIRP Chair's Reflections
Chair’s Message: Rebuilding Success February 21, 2023
As I reflect on the last few months this fall and winter, I have to admit it has been hectic, a beehive of activity. In this Chair’s message, I want to focus on a few of the items that have kept us...
Economic Commentary
Life After Covid: Even More Volatility Ahead February 6, 2023
Stephen Poloz, Special Advisor with Osler, Hoskin, and Harcourt, and Author of “The Next Age of Uncertainty” The Canadian economy was in excellent shape when the pandemic struck in early 2020. Inflation...
The Tug-of War for Control: Considerations to Succeed between Dueling CCAA and Receivership Applications February 6, 2023
Shaun Parsons, Associate, Reconstruct LLP Sponsored Content The commencement of contentious insolvency proceedings can slip into a tug-of-war for control of the process between the debtor entity and...
Academic Perspective
The impact of COVID-19 on the bankruptcy and insolvency system in Quebec on MSMEs February 6, 2023
Full Professor Aurore Benadiba, LL.D., Université Laval The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant economic and social impact on many micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Quebec and across...
Corporate Insolvency
Dealing with Intellectual Property during Bankruptcy and Insolvency February 6, 2023
By Ian McMillan, Paul Blizzard, and Leanne Young, Bereskin & Parr LLP Intellectual property (IP) plays a central role in the innovation economy. IP rights help foster innovation by providing inventors...
Corporate Insolvency
Sharing the Burden: The Limits of Relief from Forfeiture of Commercial Leases February 6, 2023
Matilda Lici The emergence of COVID-19, and the ensuing government mandates and public health measures, threw a wrench in commercial relationships. The retail sales sector was dramatically affected,...
CAIRP Awards
Recognizing the Extraordinarily Exceptional! February 6, 2023
By Donna Collins, FCIRP (ret.) In any given year, a high percentage of CAIRP’s members volunteer their time and expertise in some capacity. These volunteers have discovered the secret of volunteerism...
Book Review
An Overview of “Reinventing Bankruptcy Law”: A History of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act February 6, 2023
Virginia Torrie, Associate Professor, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law The Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) has been on Canada’s statute books for almost 90 years. In the last four...
Historical Perspective
One Hundred Years of Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law in Canada February 6, 2023
July 1, 2020 marked the centenary of Canada’s foundational bankruptcy statute. Parliament passed the Bankruptcy Act in 1919 and it came into force the following year. The 100th anniversary of this statute...
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