What is set off in the law of Canada?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Canada Trustco Mortgage Co. v. Pierce, 2005 CanLII 15706 (ON CA):

In the law of Canada today, there are two categories of set-off – legal and equitable. Legal set-off, flowing from 18th century English statutes, is anchored in two requirements – both obligations must be debts and both debts must be mutual cross obligations: see Holt v. Telford, 1987 CanLII 18 (SCC), [1987] 2 S.C.R. 193 at 204 per Wilson J.

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