97.36 (1) The following rules apply to a person who is a bankrupt:
(a) the trustee in bankruptcy is the agent of the bankrupt and any act performed by the trustee in the administration of the estate of the bankrupt or in the carrying on of any business of the bankrupt is deemed to have been made by the trustee as agent of the bankrupt;
(b) the estate of the bankrupt is not a trust or an estate;
(c) the property and money of the bankrupt immediately before the day of the bankruptcy does not pass to or vest in the trustee in bankruptcy on the receiving order being made or the assignment in bankruptcy being filed but remains vested in the bankrupt;
(d) the trustee in bankruptcy, and not the bankrupt, is liable for the payment of all amounts (other than amounts that relate solely to activities in which the bankrupt begins to engage on or after the day of the bankruptcy and to which the bankruptcy does not relate) that become payable by the bankrupt under this Act during the period beginning on the day immediately after the day the trustee became the trustee in bankruptcy of the bankrupt and ending on the day the discharge of the trustee is granted under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, except that
(i) the trustee is liable for the payment of amounts that became payable by the bankrupt after the day of the bankruptcy only to the extent of the property and money of the bankrupt in possession of the trustee available to satisfy the liability, and
(ii) the trustee is not liable for the payment of any amount for which a receiver is liable under section 97.37,
(e) if, on or after the day of bankruptcy, the bankrupt begins to engage in particular activities to which the bankruptcy does not relate, the particular activities are deemed to be separate from the activities of the person to which the bankruptcy relates as though the particular activities were activities of a separate person;
(f) subject to paragraph (h), the trustee in bankruptcy shall perform all the obligations under this Act of the bankrupt in respect of the activities of the bankrupt to which the bankruptcy relates for the period beginning on the day immediately after the day of bankruptcy and ending on the day the discharge of the trustee is granted under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act;
(g) subject to paragraph (h), if the bankrupt has not on or before the day of bankruptcy fulfilled all of their obligations under this Act in respect of any activities of the bankrupt on or before the day of bankruptcy, the trustee in bankruptcy shall fulfil those obligations, unless the Minister waives in writing the requirement for the trustee to do so;
(h) if there is a receiver with authority in respect of a business, a property, affairs or assets of the bankrupt, the trustee in bankruptcy is not required to perform the obligations of the bankrupt under this Act to the extent that the receiver is required under section 97.37 to perform those obligations; and
(i) the property and money held by the trustee in bankruptcy for the bankrupt on the day an order of absolute discharge of the bankrupt is granted under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act does not pass to the bankrupt on the order being granted but is held by and vested in the bankrupt continuously since the day it was acquired by the bankrupt or the trustee, as the case may be.
Marginal note:Definition of “bankrupt”
(2) In this section, bankrupt has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
- 2001, c. 25, s. 58
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