Court judgment concerning discharge

If one of your creditors, your trustee or the Superintendent of Bankruptcy opposes your automatic discharge, the court will decide whether or not you will be discharged from your debts.

Based on its analysis of the situation, the court may:

  • grant you an absolute discharge;
  • grant a conditional discharge (for example, with the condition that you must pay an additional amount to one of your creditors);
  • suspend your discharge (which extends your bankruptcy);
  • refuse to grant a discharge.

It is important to note that if the court refuses to grant a discharge, your debts are not discharged and your creditors may resume their proceedings against you.


You only have short time to appeal a judgment on discharge. In general you have 10 days to appeal, or the time set by the judge.

If you want to challenge the judgment (whether you are the bankrupt or one of the creditors), you should consult a legal advisor as soon as possible to find out more about appealing the judgment.

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