Bank Act (S.C. 1991, c. 46)

Act current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Exception
  •  (1) Despite section 876, if a bank holding company with equity of twelve billion dollars or more was formed as the result of an amalgamation, a person who is a major shareholder of the bank holding company on the effective date of the letters patent of amalgamation shall do all things necessary to ensure that the person is no longer a major shareholder of the bank holding company on the day that is one year after that day or on the day that is after any shorter period specified by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Exception — widely held banks and bank holding companies

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a widely held bank or a widely held bank holding company that controlled, within the meaning of paragraphs 3(1)(a) and (d), one of the applicants for the letters patent of amalgamation and that has controlled, within the meaning of those paragraphs, the amalgamated bank holding company since the effective date of those letters patent.

  • Marginal note:Exception — insurance holding companies and certain institutions

    (3) Subsection (1) does not apply to any of the following that controlled, within the meaning of paragraph 3(1)(d), one of the applicants for the letters patent of amalgamation if it has controlled, within the meaning of that paragraph, the amalgamated bank holding company since the effective date of those letters patent:

    • (a) a widely held insurance holding company;

    • (b) an eligible Canadian financial institution, other than a bank; or

    • (c) an eligible foreign institution.

  • Marginal note:Exception — other entities

    (4) Subsection (1) does not apply to an entity that controls, within the meaning of paragraphs 3(1)(a) and (d), the amalgamated bank holding company if the entity is controlled, within the meaning of those paragraphs, by a widely held bank or widely held bank holding company to which subsection (2) applies that controls the amalgamated bank holding company.

  • Marginal note:Exception — other entities

    (5) Subsection (1) does not apply to an entity that controls, within the meaning of paragraph 3(1)(d), the amalgamated bank holding company if the entity is controlled, within the meaning of that paragraph, by any of the following:

    • (a) a widely held insurance holding company to which subsection (3) applies that controls the amalgamated bank holding company;

    • (b) an eligible Canadian financial institution to which subsection (3) applies, other than a bank, that controls the amalgamated bank holding company; or

    • (c) an eligible foreign institution to which subsection (3) applies that controls the amalgamated bank holding company.

  • Marginal note:Extension

    (6) If general market conditions so warrant and the Minister is satisfied that the person has used the person’s best efforts to be in compliance with subsection (1) on the required day, the Minister may specify a later day as the day from and after which the person must comply with that subsection.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183;
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 132;
  • 2012, c. 5, s. 82.