Canada Business Corporations Act

Version of section 147 from 2003-01-01 to 2011-11-28:

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Part,

form of proxy

formulaire de procuration

form of proxy means a written or printed form that, on completion and execution by or on behalf of a shareholder, becomes a proxy; (formulaire de procuration)

intermediary

intermédiaire

intermediary means a person who holds a security on behalf of another person who is not the registered holder of the security, and includes

  • (a) a securities broker or dealer required to be registered to trade or deal in securities under the laws of any jurisdiction;

  • (b) a securities depositary;

  • (c) a financial institution;

  • (d) in respect of a clearing agency, a securities dealer, trust company, bank or other person, including another clearing agency, on whose behalf the clearing agency or its nominees hold securities of an issuer;

  • (e) a trustee or administrator of a self-administered retirement savings plan, retirement income fund, education savings plan or other similar self-administered savings or investment plan registered under the Income Tax Act;

  • (f) a nominee of a person referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (e); and

  • (g) a person who carries out functions similar to those carried out by individuals or entities referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (e) and that holds a security registered in its name, or in the name of its nominee, on behalf of another person who is not the registered holder of the security. (intermédiaire)

proxy

procuration

proxy means a completed and executed form of proxy by means of which a shareholder appoints a proxyholder to attend and act on the shareholder’s behalf at a meeting of shareholders; (procuration)

registrant

registrant[Repealed, 2001, c. 14, s. 67]

solicit or solicitation

sollicitation

solicit or solicitation

  • (a) includes

    • (i) a request for a proxy whether or not accompanied by or included in a form of proxy,

    • (ii) a request to execute or not to execute a form of proxy or to revoke a proxy,

    • (iii) the sending of a form of proxy or other communication to a shareholder under circumstances reasonably calculated to result in the procurement, withholding or revocation of a proxy, and

    • (iv) the sending of a form of proxy to a shareholder under section 149; but

  • (b) does not include

    • (i) the sending of a form of proxy in response to an unsolicited request made by or on behalf of a shareholder,

    • (ii) the performance of administrative acts or professional services on behalf of a person soliciting a proxy,

    • (iii) the sending by an intermediary of the documents referred to in section 153,

    • (iv) a solicitation by a person in respect of shares of which the person is the beneficial owner,

    • (v) a public announcement, as prescribed, by a shareholder of how the shareholder intends to vote and the reasons for that decision,

    • (vi) a communication for the purposes of obtaining the number of shares required for a shareholder proposal under subsection 137(1.1), or

    • (vii) a communication, other than a solicitation by or on behalf of the management of the corporation, that is made to shareholders, in any circumstances that may be prescribed; (sollicitation)

solicitation by or on behalf of the management of a corporation

sollicitation effectuée par la direction ou pour son compte

solicitation by or on behalf of the management of a corporation means a solicitation by any person pursuant to a resolution or instructions of, or with the acquiescence of, the directors or a committee of the directors. (sollicitation effectuée par la direction ou pour son compte)

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-44, s. 147;
  • 2001, c. 14, ss. 67, 135(E).
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