By David S. Cohen
Saskatchewan Law Review
We do not know a great deal about Adolphe Poirier. What we do know from his experience with the legal system during the Great Depression in Saskatchewan is not pleasant.
In 1935, Adolphe Poirier, a Saskatchewan farmer, was in danger of losing his farm. In the late fall of that year, Poirier sought protection from his creditor's claims, under the recently enacted Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act, 1934.' Under the Act, his remaining funds were deposited with an Official Receiver, but his application to the Board of Review established under the Act was refused.
As a result of the rejected proposal, on January 3, 1936, the District Court of Saskatchewan ordered the money held by the Official Receiver to be distributed to his creditors, including the Banque Canadienne Nationale.
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