Cooperative Energy Act (S.C. 1980-81-82-83, c. 108)

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Cooperative Energy Act

S.C. 1980-81-82-83, c. 108

Assented to 1982-07-07

An Act to establish the Cooperative Energy Corporation and the Cooperative Energy Development Corporation

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Short Title

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Cooperative Energy Act.

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) In this Act,

    Agreement

    Entente

    Agreement means the Canada/Cooperative Energy Investment Agreement entered into between certain cooperatives and Her Majesty The Queen in right of Canada, represented by the Minister, bearing the formal date of the 18th day of December, 1981, tabled in the House of Commons on May 17, 1982 as Sessional Paper No. 321—7/53 and all amendments thereto made from time to time that are not inconsistent with the purpose, intent and objectives set out therein; (Entente)

    central cooperative credit society

    société coopérative de crédit centrale

    central cooperative credit society means a cooperative organization incorporated or organized by or pursuant to an Act of Parliament or of the legislature of a province, the membership or shareholders of which consist wholly or substantially of local cooperative credit societies and the principal purpose of which is to provide services to its members or shareholders; (société coopérative de crédit centrale)

    cooperative

    coopérative

    cooperative means

    • (a) any organization incorporated, continued or organized by or pursuant to an Act of Parliament or of the legislature of a province as a cooperative or a cooperative society, association or federation, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing,

      • (i) a wheat pool, a grain trading cooperative or an agricultural product trading cooperative, and

      • (ii) a local cooperative credit society, central cooperative credit society or federation of cooperative credit societies,

    • (b) a financial service corporation or an insurance corporation, incorporated by or pursuant to an Act of Parliament or of the legislature of a province, the principal purpose of which is to provide financial services to, or to insure, cooperatives and members of cooperatives, and

    • (c) any corporation, incorporated by or pursuant to an Act of Parliament or of the legislature of a province, all of the issued shares of which, other than the minimum number of shares of the corporation, if any, that are required to be held by directors thereof, are owned by cooperatives; (coopérative)

    Corporation

    Société

    Corporation means the corporation incorporated by Part I; (Société)

    Development Corporation

    Société de développement

    Development Corporation means the corporation incorporated by Part II; (Société de développement)

    Director

    Directeur

    Director has the same meaning as in the Canada Business Corporations Act; (Directeur)

    Equity Debenture

    débenture à participation

    Equity Debenture means a debenture of the Corporation, described on its face as an Equity Debenture, issued, pursuant to the Agreement, to Her Majesty in right of Canada as represented by the Minister or to a cooperative; (débenture à participation)

    federation of cooperative credit societies

    fédération de sociétés coopératives de crédit

    federation of cooperative credit societies means a federation, league or corporation incorporated or organized by or pursuant to an Act of Parliament or of the legislature of a province, the membership or the shareholders of which include two or more central cooperative credit societies; (fédération de sociétés coopératives de crédit)

    local cooperative credit society

    société coopérative de crédit locale

    local cooperative credit society means a cooperative organization incorporated or organized by or pursuant to an Act of Parliament or of the legislature of a province, the membership or the shareholders of which consist wholly or substantially of natural persons and the principal purpose of which is to receive deposits from its members or shareholders and make loans to its members or shareholders; (société coopérative de crédit locale)

    Minister

    Ministre

    Minister means the Minister of Natural Resources. (Ministre)

  • Marginal note:Words and expressions

    (2) Unless otherwise provided, words and expressions used in this Act have the same meaning as in the Canada Business Corporations Act.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 108, s. 2;
  • 1994, c. 41, s. 37.

PART ICooperative Energy Corporation

Marginal note:Cooperative Energy Corporation incorporated
  •  (1) A corporation is hereby incorporated, to be known as the “Cooperative Energy Corporation” in English and “Société coopérative de l’énergie” in French.

  • Marginal note:Dissolution of Corporation

    (2) The Corporation may be dissolved under the Canada Business Corporations Act.

Marginal note:Express authorization to use word “cooperative”
  •  (1) The Corporation may use the words “cooperative” and “co-op” or either of them or any abbreviation or derivation of either of them as part of its corporate name or in any other manner in connection with the conduct of its business during such period of time as there are no holders of any class of shares of the Corporation, other than

    • (a) cooperatives; or

    • (b) cooperatives and Her Majesty in right of Canada as represented by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Authorization to use word “Société

    (2) The word “Société” or the abbreviation “S.” may be part of the name of the Corporation in its French form instead of any other word or abbreviation mentioned in subsection 10(1) of the Canada Business Corporations Act.

Marginal note:Capitalization

 The classes of shares that the Corporation is authorized to issue and the rights, privileges, restrictions and conditions attaching to each such class of shares are set out in the schedule.

Marginal note:Partly paid shares permitted

 Shares of a class of the Corporation may be issued as partly paid or with no payment having been made thereon, on the terms of payment determined by the directors of the Corporation, if the rights, privileges, restrictions and conditions attaching to the shares of that class so provide.

Marginal note:First directors
  •  (1) The first directors of the Corporation shall be such persons as may be appointed by the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) Each director appointed pursuant to subsection (1) holds office until the first meeting of shareholders of the Corporation.

Marginal note:Application of Canada Business Corporations Act
  •  (1) Except where inconsistent with this Act, the Canada Business Corporations Act and any regulations made thereunder apply to the Corporation, with such modifications as the circumstances require, as if it were a corporation incorporated under that Act.

  • Marginal note:Articles of incorporation

    (2) Where a provision of the Canada Business Corporations Act or any other Act of Parliament or any Act of the legislature of a province or any regulation made under any such Act that applies in respect of the Corporation makes reference or has application to articles of incorporation, the provision shall be construed in relation to the Corporation as a reference to the schedule.

  • Marginal note:Agreement is unanimous shareholder agreement

    (3) In the application of this Act and the Canada Business Corporations Act and any regulations made thereunder to the Corporation, the Agreement is deemed to be a unanimous shareholder agreement within the meaning of the Canada Business Corporations Act.

 
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