Stelco Inc. emerges from CCAA proceedings

Date Closed

June 30, 2017

Lead Office



4.00 Billion CAD

On June 30, 2017, Stelco Inc. (Stelco), formerly U.S. Steel Canada Inc., emerged from Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act (CCAA) proceedings through the implementation of a CCAA plan. This involved the compromise of more than $2 billion of debt and the restructuring of approximately $2 billion of pension and benefit obligations. The CCAA plan also included new regulations by the Ontario government, new financing, new collective agreements with its three union locals, the creation of a “Landco” that will monetize significant land holdings around Hamilton harbour and elsewhere for the benefit of retirees, important arrangements with the Ministry of the Environment to address environmental matters, and the acquisition of Stelco from United States Steel Corporation (USS) by its new owner, Bedrock Industries, LP (Bedrock).

Stelco is a steel company based in Hamilton, Ont., and is a significant economic player for the City of Hamilton and the Canadian steel industry. 

McCarthy Tétrault LLP represented Stelco throughout the proceedings as restructuring and corporate counsel with a team led by James Gage that included Barbara Boake, Heather Meredith, Sharon Kour and Trevor Courtis (Bankruptcy and Restructuring), Robert Hansen, Richard Higa, Jake Irwin, Justin Lapedus, Heidi Gordon, Ryan Hornby, Paul Kunynetz, Suraj Rammohan, Nicole Rumble, Shauvik Shah and Christopher Zawadzki (Business), Hovsep Afarian, Sarit Batner, Julie Parla, William Scott, Paul Steep, Junior Sirivar, Paul Davis, Jordan Katz and Atrisha Lewis (Litigation), Oliver Borgers and Michele Siu (Competition), Tzen-Yi Goh, Diego Beltran and Isabel Henkelman (Real Property and Planning), Gabrielle Richards and Amanda Laren (Tax), Ryan Prescott, Barry Sookman and Keith Rose (Technology) and Joanna Rosengarten (Environmental).