Trust and Loan Companies Act (S.C. 1991, c. 45)

Act current to 2017-09-14 and last amended on 2017-01-15. Previous Versions

PART XIIRegulation of Companies — Superintendent

Supervision

Returns

Marginal note:Required information

 A company shall provide the Superintendent with such information, at such times and in such form as the Superintendent may require.

 [Repealed, 2007, c. 6, s. 379]

 [Repealed, 2007, c. 6, s. 379]

 [Repealed, 2007, c. 6, s. 379]

Marginal note:Names of directors and auditors
  •  (1) A company shall, within thirty days after each annual meeting of the company, provide the Superintendent with a return showing

    • (a) the name, residence and citizenship of each director holding office immediately following the meeting;

    • (b) the mailing address of each director holding office immediately following the meeting;

    • (c) the bodies corporate of which each director referred to in paragraph (a) is an officer or director and the firms of which each director is a member;

    • (d) the affiliation, within the meaning of section 166, with the company of each director referred to in paragraph (a);

    • (e) the names of the directors referred to in paragraph (a) who are officers or employees of the company or any affiliate of the company, and the positions they occupy;

    • (f) the name of each committee of the company on which each director referred to in paragraph (a) serves;

    • (g) the date of expiration of the term of each director referred to in paragraph (a); and

    • (h) the name, address and date of appointment of the auditor of the company.

  • Marginal note:Changes

    (2) Where

    • (a) any information relating to a director or auditor of a company shown in the latest return made to the Superintendent under subsection (1), other than information referred to in paragraph (1)(c) or (d), becomes inaccurate or incomplete,

    • (b) a vacancy in the position of auditor of the company occurs or is filled by another person, or

    • (c) a vacancy on the board of directors of the company occurs or is filled,

    the company shall forthwith provide the Superintendent with such information as is required to maintain the return in a complete and accurate form.

Marginal note:Copy of by-laws

 A company shall send to the Superintendent, within thirty days after the coming into effect of a by-law or an amendment to a by-law, a copy of the by-law or amendment.

  • 1991, c. 45, s. 500;
  • 2001, c. 9, s. 556.
Marginal note:Register of companies
  •  (1) The Superintendent shall, in respect of each company for which an order approving the commencement and carrying on of business has been made, cause a register to be maintained containing a copy of

    • (a) the incorporating instrument of the company; and

    • (b) the information referred to in paragraphs 499(1)(a), (c) and (e) to (h) contained in the latest return sent to the Superintendent under section 499.

  • Marginal note:Form

    (2) The register may be maintained in

    • (a) a bound or loose-leaf form or in a photographic film form; or

    • (b) a system of mechanical or electronic data processing or any other information storage device that is capable of reproducing any required information in intelligible written form within a reasonable time.

  • Marginal note:Access

    (3) Persons are entitled to reasonable access to the register and may make copies of or take extracts from the information in it.

  • Marginal note:Evidence

    (4) A statement containing information in the register and purporting to be certified by the Superintendent is admissible in evidence in all courts as proof, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, of the facts stated in the statement without proof of the appointment or signature of the Superintendent.

  • 1991, c. 45, s. 501;
  • 2001, c. 9, s. 556.
Marginal note:Production of information and documents
  •  (1) The Superintendent may, by order, direct a person who controls a company or any entity that is affiliated with a company to provide the Superintendent with such information or documents as may be specified in the order where the Superintendent believes that the production of the information or documents is necessary in order to be satisfied that the provisions of this Act are being duly observed and that the company is in a sound financial condition.

  • Marginal note:Time

    (2) Any person to whom a direction has been issued under subsection (1) shall provide the information or documents specified in the order within the time specified in the order and, where the order does not specify a time, the person shall provide the information or documents within a reasonable time.

  • Marginal note:Exemption

    (3) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of an entity that controls a company or is affiliated with a company where that entity is a financial institution regulated

    • (a) by or under an Act of Parliament; or

    • (b) by or under an Act of the legislature of a province where the Superintendent has entered into an agreement with the appropriate official or public body responsible for the supervision of financial institutions in that province concerning the sharing of information on such financial institutions.

Marginal note:Confidential information
  •  (1) Subject to section 504.1, all information regarding the business or affairs of a company, or regarding a person dealing with a company, that is obtained by the Superintendent, or by any person acting under the direction of the Superintendent, as a result of the administration or enforcement of any Act of Parliament, and all information prepared from that information, is confidential and shall be treated accordingly.

  • Marginal note:Disclosure permitted

    (2) Nothing in subsection (1) prevents the Superintendent from disclosing any information

    • (a) to any government agency or body that regulates or supervises financial institutions, for purposes related to that regulation or supervision,

    • (a.01) to any other agency or body that regulates or supervises financial institutions, for purposes related to that regulation or supervision,

    • (a.1) to the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation for purposes related to its operation; and

    • (b) to the Deputy Minister of Finance or any officer of the Department of Finance authorized in writing by the Deputy Minister of Finance or to the Governor of the Bank of Canada or any officer of the Bank of Canada authorized in writing by the Governor of the Bank of Canada, for the purposes of policy analysis related to the regulation of financial institutions,

    if the Superintendent is satisfied that the information will be treated as confidential by the agency, body or person to whom it is disclosed.

  • 1991, c. 45, s. 503;
  • 1996, c. 6, s. 122;
  • 1997, c. 15, s. 406;
  • 2001, c. 9, s. 557;
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 380.
Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations prohibiting, limiting or restricting the disclosure by companies of prescribed supervisory information.

  • 1999, c. 28, s. 144.
Marginal note:Evidentiary privilege
  •  (1) Prescribed supervisory information shall not be used as evidence in any civil proceedings and is privileged for that purpose.

  • Marginal note:No testimony or production

    (2) No person shall by an order of any court, tribunal or other body be required in any civil proceedings to give oral testimony or to produce any document relating to any prescribed supervisory information.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions to subsection (1)

    (3) Despite subsection (1),

    • (a) the Minister, the Superintendent or the Attorney General of Canada may, in accordance with the regulations, if any, use prescribed supervisory information as evidence in any proceedings; and

    • (b) a company may, in accordance with the regulations, if any, use prescribed supervisory information as evidence in any proceedings in relation to the administration or enforcement of this Act or the Winding-up and Restructuring Act that are commenced by the company, the Minister, the Superintendent or the Attorney General of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions to subsections (1) and (2)

    (4) Despite subsections (1) and (2) and section 39.1 of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Act, a court, tribunal or other body may, by order, require the Minister, the Superintendent or a company to give oral testimony or to produce any document relating to any prescribed supervisory information in any civil proceedings in relation to the administration or enforcement of this Act that are commenced by the Minister, the Superintendent, the Attorney General of Canada or the company.

  • Marginal note:No waiver

    (5) The disclosure of any prescribed supervisory information, other than under subsection (3) or (4), does not constitute a waiver of the privilege referred to in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (6) The Governor in Council may, for the purposes of subsection (3), make regulations respecting the circumstances in which prescribed supervisory information may be used as evidence.

  • 1991, c. 45, s. 504;
  • 1996, c. 6, s. 123;
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 381;
  • 2015, c. 36, s. 232.
 
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