Canada Business Corporations Act

Version of section 170 from 2003-01-01 to 2011-11-28:

Marginal note:Right to information
  •  (1) On the demand of an auditor of a corporation, the present or former directors, officers, employees or agents of the corporation shall furnish such

    • (a) information and explanations, and

    • (b) access to records, documents, books, accounts and vouchers of the corporation or any of its subsidiaries

    as are, in the opinion of the auditor, necessary to enable the auditor to make the examination and report required under section 169 and that the directors, officers, employees or agents are reasonably able to furnish.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) On the demand of the auditor of a corporation, the directors of the corporation shall

    • (a) obtain from the present or former directors, officers, employees and agents of any subsidiary of the corporation the information and explanations that the present or former directors, officers, employees and agents are reasonably able to furnish and that are, in the opinion of the auditor, necessary to enable the auditor to make the examination and report required under section 169; and

    • (b) furnish the auditor with the information and explanations so obtained.

  • Marginal note:No civil liability

    (3) A person who in good faith makes an oral or written communication under subsection (1) or (2) is not liable in any civil proceeding arising from having made the communication.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-44, s. 170;
  • 2001, c. 14, ss. 81, 135(E).
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