Bank Act (S.C. 1991, c. 46)

Act current to 2015-07-09 and last amended on 2015-06-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Prohibition against significant interest

 No person who has a significant interest in any class of shares of a widely held bank holding company with equity of twelve billion dollars or more may have a significant interest in any class of shares of a subsidiary of the widely held bank holding company that is a bank or a bank holding company.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183;
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 132;
  • 2012, c. 5, s. 86.
Marginal note:Prohibition against significant interest

 No person who has a significant interest in any class of shares of a bank holding company may have a significant interest in any class of shares of any widely held bank with equity of twelve billion dollars or more, or of any widely held bank holding company with equity of twelve billion dollars or more, that controls the bank holding company.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183;
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 132;
  • 2012, c. 5, s. 86.
Marginal note:Prohibition against control
  •  (1) No person shall control, within the meaning of paragraph 3(1)(d), a bank holding company with equity of twelve billion dollars or more.

  • Marginal note:Exception — widely held bank

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply if any of subsections 876(2) to (6) applies in respect of the person in respect of the bank holding company.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183;
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 132;
  • 2012, c. 5, s. 87.
Marginal note:Restriction on control
  •  (1) No person shall, without the approval of the Minister, acquire control, within the meaning of paragraph 3(1)(d), of a bank holding company with equity of less than twelve billion dollars.

  • Marginal note:Amalgamation, etc., constitutes acquisition

    (2) If the entity that would result from an amalgamation, a merger or a reorganization would control, within the meaning of paragraph 3(1)(d), a bank holding company with equity of less than twelve billion dollars, the entity is deemed to be acquiring control, within the meaning of that paragraph, of the bank holding company through an acquisition for which the approval of the Minister is required under subsection (1).

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183;
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 119;
  • 2012, c. 5, s. 88.
Marginal note:Deeming

 A bank holding company with equity of less than twelve billion dollars that controls a bank to which subsection 378(1) applies is deemed, for the purposes of sections 156.09, 727, 876, 879, 879.1, 880, 881, 882, 888 and 890, subsection 891(2), section 893 and subsection 906(2), to be a bank holding company with equity of twelve billion dollars or more.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183;
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 132;
  • 2012, c. 5, s. 88.