• Severance and Termination Pay: A Pre-Filing or Post-Filing Claim under the CCAA?
  • July 23, 2010
  • Law Firm: Aird Berlis LLP - Toronto Office
  • In the recent case of Re: Canwest Global Communications Corp., 2010 ONSC 1746, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers’ Union (“CEP”) sought an order directing the CMI Entities (which include Canwest Global Communications Corp. and the other twenty-four applicants and three related partnerships) to satisfy all of their obligations in respect of severance and termination payments owed to certain terminated employees in accordance with the terms of their collective agreements. A brief summary of the relevant facts, arguments and the Court’s ruling is outlined below.