When the Estate is the drawer of and issues a cheque (bill) drawn on a bank, the Estate as drawer is the party that has to make sure there are sufficient funds in the account drawn on.
So to then the drawer of a bill must make sure the funds are there to cover the bill.
Bills of Exchange Act: Drawer
129. The drawer of a bill by drawing it
(a) engages that on due presentment it shall be accepted and paid according to
its tenor, and that if it is dishonoured he will compensate the holder or any
endorser who is compelled to pay it, if the requisite proceedings on dishonour
are duly taken; and
(b) is precluded from denying to a holder in due course the existence of the
payee and his then capacity to endorse.
R.S., c. B-5, s. 130.
In our case the drawer cannot dishonour the bill because the purpose of the bill is the settlement of your account. In other words, its purpose is set-off.
No different than you owe me 5 bucks and I owe you five bucks. You issue a cheque drawn on a bank and I take it and endorse it back to you. Although the bank was not involved in that negotiation, our debts are settled and documented. By issuing the cheque, to be in honour the funds have to be in the Estate (bank) account the cheque is drawing on even though there was no actual draw and we knew there would not be.
So you see how a cheque can be money, settle accounts, but there was no commercial bank involved. No what you think is money. So when they, drawer, issue a bill as their remedy to settle your/Estate account, by issuing the bill they are saying the funds (remedy) are there to make it good.
In essence, they only need your signature on the bill to have documentation, proof, they did their job as trustee/public servant or licensee.
We can gather that so long as they think we are the vessel, the name, the Estate, we are going to bear the public liability, but when we come in as men and women accepting liability for the vessel, name, Estate, the jig is up. There is you and there is Estate.
So what has been happening it seems is they issue an invoice and we issue a cheque, bill of exchange drawn on a bank, making the Estate the drawer and liable for payment, but the invoicer should be issuing the bill making that party the drawer and liable. In short, they get us to issue a bill when they should issue a bill.
For those of you with dreams of contracting for purchases and having the seller issue you a bill, keep in mind that there is ignorance out there. Asking for or demanding a bill on existing accounts should be easy.
My thoughts are to ask for or demand a bill from an existing supplier and if they give me flak to take it to the government that licensed that party.