Bank Act (S.C. 1991, c. 46)

Act current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2014-03-29. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Director to abstain
  •  (1) A director who is required to make a disclosure under subsection 789(1) shall not be present at any meeting of directors, or of a committee of directors, while the contract or transaction is being considered or vote on any resolution to approve it unless the contract or transaction

    • (a) relates primarily to their remuneration as a director, officer, employee or agent of the bank holding company, an entity controlled by the bank holding company or an entity in which the bank holding company has a substantial investment;

    • (b) is for indemnity under section 799 or insurance under section 800; or

    • (c) is with an affiliate of the bank holding company.

  • Marginal note:Ineligibility

    (2) Any director who knowingly contravenes subsection (1) ceases to hold office as director and is not eligible, for a period of five years after the date on which the contravention occurred, for election or appointment as a director of any bank holding company, any insurance holding company or any financial institution that is incorporated or formed by or under an Act of Parliament.

  • Marginal note:Validity of acts

    (3) An act of the board of directors of a bank holding company, or of a committee of the board of directors, is not invalid because a person acting as a director had ceased under subsection (2) to hold office as a director.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183;
  • 2005, c. 54, s. 111.
Marginal note:General notice
  •  (1) For the purposes of subsection 789(1), a general notice to the directors declaring that a director or officer is to be regarded as interested for any of the following reasons in a contract or transaction entered into with a party is a sufficient declaration of interest in relation to any contract or transaction with that party:

    • (a) the director or officer is a director or officer of a party referred to in paragraph 789(1)(b) or (c) or a person acting in a similar capacity;

    • (b) the director or officer has a material interest in the party; or

    • (c) there has been a material change in the nature of the director’s or officer’s interest in the party.

  • Marginal note:Access to disclosures

    (2) The shareholders of the bank holding company may examine the portions of any minutes of meetings of directors or committees of directors that contain disclosures under subsection 789(1), or the portions of any other documents that contain those disclosures, during the usual business hours of the bank holding company.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183;
  • 2005, c. 54, s. 112.
Marginal note:Avoidance standards
  •  (1) A contract or transaction for which disclosure is required under subsection 789(1) is not invalid and a director or officer is not accountable to the bank holding company or its shareholders for any profit realized from it by reason only of the director’s or officer’s interest in the contract or transaction or the fact that the director was present or was counted to determine whether a quorum existed at the meeting of directors, or of a committee of directors, that considered it if

    • (a) the director or officer disclosed their interest in accordance with section 789 and subsection 791(1);

    • (b) the directors approved the contract or transaction; and

    • (c) the contract or transaction was reasonable and fair to the bank holding company at the time that it was approved.

  • Marginal note:Confirmation by shareholders

    (2) Even if the conditions set out in subsection (1) are not met, a director or officer acting honestly and in good faith is not accountable to the bank holding company or its shareholders for any profit realized from a contract or transaction for which disclosure was required and the contract or transaction is not invalid by reason only of the director’s or officer’s interest in it if

    • (a) the contract or transaction is approved or confirmed by special resolution at a meeting of shareholders;

    • (b) disclosure of the interest was made to the shareholders in a manner sufficient to indicate its nature before the contract or transaction was approved or confirmed; and

    • (c) the contract or transaction was reasonable and fair to the bank holding company at the time that it was approved or confirmed.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183;
  • 2005, c. 54, s. 112.