Lethbridge - Bankruptcies
Lethbridge had 135 bankruptcies reported in 2019, greatly increasing 53.4% from 88 in 2018. The business segment had the largest decline over last year, decreasing -50.0% to 1.
Definition: A bankruptcy is a legal process governed by the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act for a person who can no longer pay back debt. The person who owes the debt assigns all assets -with some exceptions -to a Licensed Insolvency Trustee who sells it or uses it to help pay the debt to the creditors. A 'person' can be a human being (natural person), a partnership or a corporation that is recognized by law as having rights and duties.