44. If, on the date of the notice or request made under the second paragraph of section 43, the total amount of the claims exceeds the sums available to pay them, the Board pays as a priority the claims for which no claim file is open at the Office de la protection du consommateur.
In such case, the Board is to pay in full all the claims from natural persons, if the sums available are sufficient; otherwise, the Board is to pay their claims on a pro rata basis. Then, if sums are still available, the Board pays the claims from the other clients for which no claim file is open at the Office, on a pro rata basis.
If, after the payments provided for in the first and second paragraphs, sums are still available, the Board pays the claims from clients for which a claim file is open at the Office, by giving priority to the full compensation of claims from natural persons, in accordance with the second paragraph of this section, and the Board so informs the Office.
O.C. 314-2008, s. 44; 724-2018O.C. 724-2018, s. 71.