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An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (student loans)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.


Alexa McDonough  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of April 26, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act to reduce, from ten to two years after a bankrupt leaves school, the period of time during which an order of discharge does not release the bankrupt from the reimbursement of his or her student loan.


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Bankruptcy and Insolvency ActRoutine Proceedings

April 26th, 2006 / 3:15 p.m.
See context


Alexa McDonough NDP Halifax, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-228, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (student loans).

Mr. Speaker, I am privileged to introduce this bill to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. As members know, many students struggling with skyrocketing tuitions and shrinking student aid face an additional hardship in recent years in the form of discriminatory treatment with respect to declaring bankruptcy in instances of crippling, crushing debt burdens. This bill simply proposes to remove that discriminatory treatment.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)