Position paper on interpreter services in a summary administration

The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB) has published a position paper following the British Columbia Supreme Court decision in Ali (Re)Footnote 1 to provide guidance on interpreter services to ensure national consistency, fair and appropriate access and compliance with the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and applicable case law.

The position paper clarifies the responsibilities of Licensed Insolvency Trustees (LITs) in arranging for the services of an interpreter to assist a debtor for the purpose of an examination by the official receiver or a meeting of creditors. It also clarifies the process should an LIT want to recover the costs from the estate.

For more details, please refer to the position paper on the  OSB  website.