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Bill C-476

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This enactment amends the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act to ensure that unfunded pension plans, liabilities are accorded the status of secure debts in the event of bankruptcy proceedings.
The enactment also amends the Canada Business Corporations Act to provide an efficacious procedure by which former employees of a bankrupt corporation who are owed amounts by the corporation can proceed with claims against its directors.
As well, the enactment amends the Employment Insurance Act to specify that payments made to a claimant out of the proceeds realized from the property of a bankrupt or by a government in the event of bankruptcy will not be deducted from benefits payable to an employment insurance claimant.
Finally, the enactment amends the Wage Earner Protection Program Act to include proposals, compromises and arrangements.

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