Canada Business Corporations Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-44)

Act current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2011-11-29. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Summary application to court

 Where this Act states that a person may apply to a court, the application may be made in a summary manner by petition, originating notice of motion, or otherwise as the rules of the court provide, and subject to any order respecting notice to interested parties or costs, or any other order the court thinks fit.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 33, s. 241;
  • 1978-79, c. 9, s. 1(F).
Marginal note:Appeal of final order
  •  (1) An appeal lies to the court of appeal of a province from any final order made by a court of that province under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Appeal with leave

    (2) An appeal lies to the court of appeal of a province from any order other than a final order made by a court of that province, only with leave of the court of appeal in accordance with the rules applicable to that court.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-44, s. 249;
  • 2001, c. 14, s. 120.
Marginal note:Offences with respect to reports
  •  (1) A person who makes or assists in making a report, return, notice or other document required by this Act or the regulations to be sent to the Director or to any other person that

    • (a) contains an untrue statement of a material fact, or

    • (b) omits to state a material fact required therein or necessary to make a statement contained therein not misleading in the light of the circumstances in which it was made

    is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both.

  • Marginal note:Officers, etc., of bodies corporate

    (2) Where a body corporate commits an offence under subsection (1), any director or officer of the body corporate who knowingly authorized, permitted or acquiesced in the commission of the offence is a party to and guilty of the offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both, whether or not the body corporate has been prosecuted or convicted.

  • Marginal note:Immunity

    (3) No person is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) or (2) if the person did not know, and in the exercise of reasonable diligence could not have known, of the untrue statement or omission.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-44, s. 250;
  • 2001, c. 14, s. 135(E).
Marginal note:Offence

 Every person who, without reasonable cause, contravenes a provision of this Act or the regulations for which no punishment is provided is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 33, s. 244;
  • 1978-79, c. 9, s. 1(F).