For Inspectors Appointed Pursuant to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
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This document is a guide for individuals who have been appointed inspectors under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (the Act). Its aim is to provide information about the role and responsibilities of inspectors, as well as to highlight and explain relevant provisions of the Act. Although the material is often technical and complex, we have attempted to present it as clearly as possible without oversimplifying substantive aspects of the Act.
Inspectors have a significant role to play in the administration of insolvent estates. Creditors appoint inspectors to represent them during the administration of the estate. Inspectors act in a fiduciary capacity, in that they are generally responsible to the body of creditors who appoint them, and should perform their duties impartially and in the interests of the creditors.
The material and information provided by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy in this guide is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as legal advice. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy, the currency and the reliability of the content, the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy does not offer any guarantee in that regard. This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice provided by lawyers or authorized bankruptcy specialists. You may wish to contact a lawyer or a trustee from your province or territory in order to get accurate information or advice tailored to the facts of your particular circumstances.