understanding as I followed the legislation in this house and in the province. My understanding was that part I of the Bankruptcy Act came into force in the case of an individual farmer only after the proposal had been confirmed and filed with the courts. Up to that time he could commit no breach of conditions until the proposal had been filed with the court. Until the proposal had been filed with the court and the operation was complete he would still be exempt under part I of the Bankruptcy Act and therefore would be subject to the court procedure of the province in respect to proceedings by creditors. That was my understanding, and I am glad that in large measure it has been confirmed by the minister.
namely that in provinces where there is provincial protection a man is not protected either under the provision for sixty days or ninety days on the one hand or by the provincial legislation on the other until such time as the proposal has not only been filed but finally confirmed and filed in the courts.
Then after the proposal has been filed he is protected, except in breach of the provisions of the proposal then filed under certain conditions, that is, if the breach has been due to something within his own control-