Bank Act (S.C. 1991, c. 46)

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

Marginal note:Place of records
  •  (1) The records described in section 815 shall be kept at the head office of the bank holding company or at such other place in Canada as the directors think fit.

  • Marginal note:Notice of place of records

    (2) Where any of the records described in section 815 are not kept at the head office of a bank holding company, the bank holding company shall notify the Superintendent of the place where the records are kept.

  • Marginal note:Inspection

    (3) The records described in section 815 shall at all reasonable times be open to inspection by the directors.

  • Marginal note:Access to bank holding company records

    (4) Shareholders and creditors of a bank holding company and their personal representatives may examine the records referred to in subsection 815(1) during the usual business hours of the bank holding company and may take extracts from them free of charge or have copies of them made on payment of a reasonable fee. If the bank holding company is a distributing bank holding company, any other person may on payment of a reasonable fee examine those records during the usual business hours of the bank holding company and take extracts from them or have copies of them made.

  • Marginal note:Copies of by-laws

    (5) Every shareholder of a bank holding company is entitled, on request made not more frequently than once in each calendar year, to receive, free of charge, one copy of the by-laws of the bank holding company.

  • Marginal note:Electronic access

    (6) A bank holding company may make the information contained in records referred to in subsection 815(1) available to persons by any system of mechanical or electronic data processing or any other information storage device that is capable of reproducing the records in intelligible written form within a reasonable time.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183;
  • 2005, c. 54, s. 120.
Marginal note:Shareholder lists
  •  (1) A person who is entitled to a basic list of shareholders of a bank holding company (in this section referred to as the “applicant”) may request the bank holding company to furnish the applicant with a basic list within ten days after receipt by the bank holding company of the affidavit referred to in subsection (2) and, on payment of a reasonable fee by the applicant, the bank holding company shall comply with the request.

  • Marginal note:Affidavit and contents

    (2) A request under subsection (1) must be accompanied by an affidavit containing

    • (a) the name and address of the applicant,

    • (b) the name and address for service of the entity, if the applicant is an entity, and

    • (c) an undertaking that the basic list and any supplemental lists obtained pursuant to subsections (5) and (6) will not be used except as permitted under section 819,

    and, if the applicant is an entity, the affidavit shall be made by a director or an officer of the entity, or any person acting in a similar capacity.

  • Marginal note:Entitlement to list

    (3) A shareholder or creditor of a bank holding company or their personal representative — or if the bank holding company is a distributing bank holding company, any person — is entitled to a basic list of shareholders of the bank holding company.

  • Marginal note:Basic list

    (4) A basic list of shareholders of a bank holding company consists of a list of shareholders that is made up to a date not more than ten days before the receipt of the affidavit referred to in subsection (2) and that sets out

    • (a) the names of the shareholders of the bank holding company;

    • (b) the number of shares owned by each shareholder; and

    • (c) the address of each shareholder as shown in the records of the bank holding company.

  • Marginal note:Supplemental lists

    (5) A person requiring a bank holding company to supply a basic list of shareholders may, if the person states in the accompanying affidavit that supplemental lists are required, request the bank holding company or its agent, on payment of a reasonable fee, to provide supplemental lists of shareholders setting out any changes from the basic list in the names and addresses of the shareholders and the number of shares owned by each shareholder for each business day following the date to which the basic list is made up.

  • Marginal note:When supplemental lists to be furnished

    (6) A bank holding company or its agent shall provide a supplemental list of shareholders required under subsection (5)

    • (a) within ten days following the date the basic list is provided, where the information relates to changes that took place prior to that date; and

    • (b) within ten days following the day to which the supplemental list relates, where the information relates to changes that took place on or after the date the basic list was provided.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183;
  • 2005, c. 54, s. 121.