• Highway 407 Toll Indebtedness: The Benefits of Being Discharged from Bankruptcy
  • April 16, 2014
  • Law Firm: Aird Berlis LLP - Toronto Office
  • On December 19, 2013, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that the Registrar of Motor Vehicles (the “RMV”) cannot deny vehicle permits to individuals on account of pre-bankruptcy debts owing to the ETR Concession Company Limited (the “ETR”). Based on the intent and purpose of federal bankruptcy law to permit debtors to obtain a “fresh start,” it was concluded that the provincial act establishing the ETR conflicts with bankruptcy law and was, as a result, unconstitutional in part.