Professional Conduct Decisions

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What is a professional conduct decision?

An investigation into a trustee's professional conduct is initiated when there is information to suggest that the Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) has not properly performed the duties of a LIT or there has been improper administration of an estate or lack of compliance with the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA).

In some cases, the findings are sufficiently serious to support a recommendation for sanctions against the LIT's licence (cancel or suspend a LIT's licence (subsection 13.2(5) of the BIA) or impose conditions or limitations (subsection 14.01(1) of the BIA)).

The professional conduct decision is deemed to be a decision of a federal board, commission or tribunal and may be judicially reviewed by the federal court.

Directive No. 31, Procedure Governing Trustee Professional Conduct Proceedings

Overview of Trustee Professional Conduct Proceedings

For further information on Professional Conduct Decisions, contact the Hearing Record Registry.

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