What is the effect of discharge from bankruptcy on a debtor?

New Brunswick, Canada


The following excerpt is from Gaunce v Gaunce, 2018 NBQB 40 (CanLII):

And, as noted before, subject to certain exceptions not relevant here, the bankrupt is released from all “claims provable” in bankruptcy upon being discharged: “Section 178 (2) [of the BIA] is clear: a creditor cannot compel the debtor to pay a debt that was released on discharge” (Alberta v. Moloney, supra at para. 66).

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