Canada Business Corporations Regulations, 2001 (SOR/2001-512)

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Canada Business Corporations Regulations, 2001

SOR/2001-512

CANADA BUSINESS CORPORATIONS ACT

Registration 2001-11-22

Canada Business Corporations Regulations, 2001

P.C. 2001-2139 2001-11-22

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Industry, pursuant to subsection 261(1)Footnote a of the Canada Business Corporations ActFootnote b, hereby makes the annexed Canada Business Corporations Regulations, 2001.

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

Act

Act means the Canada Business Corporations Act. (Loi)

end of the taxation year

end of the taxation year[Repealed, SOR/2010-128, s. 1]

NI 51-102

NI 51-102 means National Instrument 51-102 of the Canadian Securities Administrators, entitled Continuous Disclosure Obligations, and known in French as Règlement 51-102 sur les obligations d’information continue, published in both official languages on December 19, 2003, as amended from time to time. (Règlement 51-102)

  • SOR/2008-315, s. 1;
  • SOR/2010-128, s. 1.
  •  (1) For the purpose of the definition distributing corporation in subsection 2(1) of the Act and subject to subsection (2), distributing corporation means

    • (a) a corporation that is a reporting issuer under any legislation that is set out in column 2 of an item of Schedule 1; or

    • (b) in the case of a corporation that is not a reporting issuer referred to in paragraph (a), a corporation

      • (i) that has filed a prospectus or registration statement under provincial legislation or under the laws of a jurisdiction outside Canada,

      • (ii) any of the securities of which are listed and posted for trading on a stock exchange in or outside Canada, or

      • (iii) that is involved in, formed for, resulting from or continued after an amalgamation, a reorganization, an arrangement or a statutory procedure, if one of the participating bodies corporate is a corporation to which subparagraph (i) or (ii) applies.

  • (2) A corporation that is subject to an exemption under provincial securities legislation, or to an order of the relevant provincial securities regulator that provides that the corporation is not a reporting issuer for the purposes of the applicable legislation, is not a distributing corporation for the purpose of the definition of that expression in subsection (1).

  • SOR/2003-317, s. 1;
  • SOR/2010-128, s. 2.
  •  (1) For the purpose of the definition going-private transaction in subsection 2(1) of the Act, going-private transaction means an amalgamation, arrangement, consolidation or other transaction involving a distributing corporation, other than an acquisition of shares under section 206 of the Act, that results in the interest of a holder of participating securities of the corporation being terminated without the consent of the holder and without the substitution of an interest of equivalent value in participating securities of the corporation or of a body corporate that succeeds to the business of the corporation, which participating securities have rights and privileges that are equal to or greater than the affected participating securities.

  • (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), participating securities means securities of a body corporate that give the holder of the securities a right to share in the earnings of the body corporate and after the liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the body corporate, a right to share in its assets.

PART 1General

Forms

 [Repealed, SOR/2010-128, s. 3]

  •  (1) The annual return referred to in section 263 of the Act shall be sent to the Director within 60 days after the anniversary date of incorporation of the corporation, and shall set out the required information as of the anniversary date.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2010-128, s. 4]

  • SOR/2003-317, s. 2;
  • SOR/2006-75, s. 1;
  • SOR/2010-128, s. 4.

Electronic Documents

 For the purpose of section 252.2 of the Act, the prescribed notices, documents or other information are the notices, documents or other information referred to in sections 48 to 81 of the Act.

  •  (1) For the purpose of paragraph 252.3(2)(a) of the Act, the consent shall be in writing.

  • (2) For the purpose of paragraph 252.3(2)(b) of the Act, a notice, document or other information that is not required under the Act to be sent to a specific place may be sent as an electronic document to a place other than to an information system designated by the addressee under paragraph 252.3(2)(a) of the Act by posting it on or making it available through a generally accessible electronic source, such as a website, and by providing the addressee with notice in writing of the availability and location of that electronic document.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2010-128, s. 5]

  • SOR/2010-128, s. 5.

 For the purposes of subsection 252.3(3) of the Act, an addressee shall revoke his or her consent in writing.

 For the purpose of paragraphs 252.4(b) and 252.5(2)(b) of the Act, when a notice, document or other information is provided to several addressees, the notice, document or other information shall be provided to the addressees concurrently, regardless of the manner of provision.

 An electronic document is considered to have been provided when it leaves an information system within the control of the originator or another person who provided the document on the originator’s behalf.

  • SOR/2010-128, s. 6.

 An electronic document is considered to have been received

  • (a) if the document is provided to the information system designated by the addressee, when it enters that information system; or

  • (b) if the document is posted on or made available through a generally accessible electronic source, when the notice of the availability and location of the electronic document referred to in section 7 is received by the addressee or, if the notice is sent electronically, when the notice enters the information system designated by the addressee.

  • SOR/2010-128, s. 6.

 [Repealed, SOR/2010-128, s. 6]

“Resident Canadian” Class of Persons Prescribed

 For the purpose of paragraph (b) of the definition resident Canadian in subsection 2(1) of the Act, the following classes of persons are prescribed:

  • (a) persons who are full-time employees of the Government of Canada or of a province, of an agency of any of those governments or of a federal or provincial Crown corporation, if the principal reason for their residence outside Canada is to act as employees;

  • (b) persons who are full-time employees, if the principal reason for their residence outside Canada is to act as employees, of a body corporate

    • (i) of which more than 50% of the voting shares is beneficially owned, or over which control or direction is exercised, by resident Canadians,

    • (ii) a majority of the directors of which are resident Canadians, or

    • (iii) that is a subsidiary of a body corporate described in subparagraph (i) or (ii);

  • (c) persons who are full-time students at a university or other educational institution recognized by the educational authorities of a majority of the provinces of Canada and who have been resident outside Canada for fewer than 10 consecutive years;

  • (d) persons who are full-time employees of an international association or organization of which Canada is a member; and

  • (e) persons who were, at the time of reaching their 60th birthday, ordinarily resident in Canada and who have been resident outside Canada for fewer than 10 consecutive years.

Exemption Circumstances Prescribed

 For the purpose of section 258.2 of the Act, the prescribed circumstances are that the exemption does not prejudice any of the shareholders or the public interest.

Retention of Records

 For the purpose of subsection 267(3) of the Act, the prescribed period is six years after the day on which the Director receives the document.

Business Sectors

 For the purpose of subsection 105(3.1) of the Act, the prescribed business sectors are

  • (a) uranium mining;

  • (b) book publishing or distribution;

  • (c) book sales, where the sale of books is the primary part of the corporation’s business; and

  • (d) film or video distribution.

  • SOR/2003-317, s. 3(F);
  • SOR/2010-128, s. 7(E).

PART 2Corporate Names

Interpretation

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this Part.

    corporate name

    corporate name means the name of a corporation. (Version anglaise seulement)

    distinctive

    distinctive, in relation to a trade-name, considered as a whole and by its separate elements, means a trade-name that distinguishes the business in association with which it is used or intended to be used by its owner from any other business or that is adapted to so distinguish them. (distinctive)

    official mark

    official mark means an official mark referred to in subparagraph 9(1)(n)(iii) of the Trade-marks Act. (marque officielle)

    trade-mark

    trade-mark means a trade-mark as defined in section 2 of the Trade-marks Act. (marque de commerce)

    trade-name

    trade-name means a name that has been reserved by the Director under subsection 11(1) of the Act, or the name under which a business is carried on, or intended to be carried on, whether it is a corporate name or the name of a body corporate, trust, partnership, sole proprietorship or individual. (dénomination commerciale)

    use

    use means the actual use by a person that carries on business in Canada or elsewhere. (emploi)

  • (2) For greater certainty, this Part applies to the corporate name of an amalgamated corporation.

  • SOR/2010-72, s. 1.

Confusing Names

 A corporate name is confusing with

  • (a) a trade-mark or an official mark if it is the same as that trade-mark or official mark or if the use of both the corporate name and either the trade-mark or the official mark, as the case may be, is likely to lead to the inference that the business carried on or intended to be carried on under the corporate name and the business connected with the trade-mark or official mark, as the case may be, are one business, whether or not the nature of the business of each is generally the same; or

  • (b) a trade-name if it is the same as that trade-name or if the use of both names is likely to lead to the inference that the business carried on or intended to be carried on under the corporate name and the business carried on under the trade-name are one business, whether or not the nature of the business of each is generally the same.

  • SOR/2010-72, s. 1.

 For the purpose of paragraph 12(1)(a) of the Act, a corporate name is prohibited if its use causes confusion with a trade-mark, official mark or trade-name, having regard to the circumstances, including

  • (a) the inherent distinctiveness of the whole or any element of the trade-mark, official mark or trade-name and the extent to which it has become known;

  • (b) the length of time that the trade-mark, official mark or trade-name has been in use;

  • (c) the nature of the goods, services or business with which the trade-mark, official mark or trade-name is associated;

  • (d) the nature of the trade with which the trade-mark, official mark or trade-name is associated;

  • (e) the degree of resemblance between the proposed corporate name and the trade-mark, official mark or trade-name in appearance or sound or in the ideas suggested by them; and

  • (f) the geographical area in Canada in which the trade name or proposed corporate name is likely to be used.

  • SOR/2010-72, s. 1.

 Despite section 19, a corporate name that is confusing with the name of a body corporate that has not carried on business in the two years immediately before the day on which the Director receives the documents referred to in subsection 8(1), section 178 or subsection 185(4), 187(4), 191(5), 192(7) or 209(3) of the Act or a request to reserve a name under subsection 11(1) of the Act is not prohibited for that reason alone if

  • (a) the body corporate has been dissolved; or

  • (b) in the case of a body corporate that has not been dissolved, it consents in writing to the use of the name and undertakes in writing to dissolve immediately or to change its name before the corporation that proposes to use the name begins using it.

  • SOR/2010-72, s. 1.

 Despite section 19, if a word in a corporate name is confusing with the distinctive element of a trade-mark, official mark or trade-name, the corporate name is not prohibited for that reason alone if the person who owns the trade-mark, official mark or trade-name consents in writing to the use of the corporate name.

  • SOR/2010-72, s. 1.
  •  (1) Despite section 19, a corporate name that is confusing with the name of a body corporate is not prohibited for that reason alone if

    • (a) the corporate name is the name of an existing or a proposed corporation that is the successor to the business of the body corporate and the body corporate has ceased or will, in the immediate future, cease to carry on business under that corporate name and undertakes in writing to dissolve or to change its name before the successor corporation begins carrying on business under that name; and

    • (b) the corporate name of the existing or proposed corporation sets out in numerals the year of incorporation, or the year of the most recent amendment to the corporate name, in parentheses, immediately before the word or expression “Limited”, “Limitée”, “Incorporated”, “Incorporée”, “Corporation”, “Société par actions de régime fédéral” or “Société commerciale canadienne” or the abbreviation “Ltd.”, “Ltée”, “Inc.”, “Corp.”, “S.A.R.F.” or “S.C.C.”.

  • (2) If a corporate name is changed so that the reference to the year of incorporation or the year of the most recent amendment to the corporate name is deleted at least two years after it is introduced, it is not prohibited for that reason alone.

  • SOR/2010-72, s. 1.

 Despite section 19, if the corporate name of an amalgamated corporation is the same as the name of one of the amalgamating corporations, it is not prohibited for that reason alone.

  • SOR/2010-72, s. 1.
  •  (1) Despite section 19, the corporate name of an existing corporation that is the same as the name of an affiliated body corporate from which the corporation has acquired or will, in the immediate future, acquire all or substantially all of the property of the body corporate is not prohibited for that reason alone if the body corporate undertakes in writing to dissolve, or to change its name, before the corporation begins using the corporate name.

  • (2) Despite section 19, if the corporate name of a proposed corporation is the same as the name of a body corporate that is to be an affiliate of the proposed corporation from which the proposed corporation will, in the immediate future, acquire all or substantially all of the property of the body corporate, the corporate name is not prohibited for that reason alone if the body corporate undertakes in writing to dissolve, or to change its name, before the proposed corporation begins using the corporate name.

  • SOR/2003-317, s. 4;
  • SOR/2010-72, s. 1.

General Prohibitions

 For the purpose of paragraph 12(1)(a) of the Act, a corporate name is prohibited if the name contains any of the following elements:

  • (a) “cooperative”, “coopérative”, “co-op” or “pool”, if it connotes a cooperative venture;

  • (b) “Parliament Hill” or “Colline du Parlement”;

  • (c) “Royal Canadian Mounted Police”, “Gendarmerie royale du Canada”, “RCMP” or “GRC”; and

  • (d) “United Nations”, “Nations Unies”, “UN” or “ONU”, if it connotes a relationship to the United Nations.

  • SOR/2010-72, s. 1.

 For the purpose of paragraph 12(1)(a) of the Act, a corporate name is prohibited if it connotes that the corporation

  • (a) carries on business under royal, vice-regal or governmental patronage, approval or authority, unless Her Majesty or a person, society, authority or organization referred to in paragraph 9(2)(a) of the Trade-marks Act consents in writing to the use of the name;

  • (b) is sponsored or controlled by or is connected with the Government of Canada, the government of a province, the government of a country other than Canada or a political subdivision or agency of any such government, unless the appropriate government, political subdivision or agency consents in writing to the use of the name;

  • (c) is sponsored or controlled by or is connected with a university or an association of accountants, architects, engineers, lawyers, physicians or surgeons or another professional association recognized by the laws of Canada or a province, unless the appropriate university or professional association consents in writing to the use of the name;

  • (d) carries on the business of a bank, loan company, insurance company, trust company or another financial intermediary that is regulated by the laws of Canada, unless the Superintendent of Financial Institutions consents in writing to the use of the name; or

  • (e) carries on the business of a stock exchange that is regulated by the laws of a province, unless the relevant provincial securities regulator consents in writing to the use of the name.

  • SOR/2010-72, s. 1.

 For the purpose of paragraph 12(1)(a) of the Act, a corporate name is prohibited if it contains a word or phrase, or connotes a business, that is obscene.

  • SOR/2010-72, s. 1.

 For the purpose of paragraph 12(1)(a) of the Act, a corporate name is prohibited if an element of the name is the family name of an individual, whether or not preceded by their given name or initials, unless the individual or their heir or personal representative consents in writing to the use of their name and the individual has or had a material interest in the corporation.

  • SOR/2010-72, s. 1.

 For greater certainty, a corporate name is not prohibited only because it contains alphabetic or numeric characters, initials, punctuation marks or any combination of those elements.

  • SOR/2010-72, s. 1.

Non-distinctive Names

  •  (1) For the purpose of paragraph 12(1)(a) of the Act, a corporate name is prohibited if it

    • (a) is only descriptive, in any language, of the business of the corporation, of the goods and services in which the corporation deals or intends to deal, or of the quality, function or other characteristic of those goods and services;

    • (b ) is primarily or only the name or family name, used alone, of an individual who is living or has died within 30 years before the day on which the Director receives any of the documents referred to in subsection 8(1), section 178 or subsection 185(4), 187(4), 191(5), 192(7) or 209(3) of the Act or a request to reserve a name under subsection 11(1) of the Act; or

    • (c) is primarily or only a geographic name that is used alone.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply if a person proposing to use the corporate name establishes that it has been used in Canada or elsewhere by them or by their predecessors so as to have become distinctive in Canada on the day referred to in paragraph (1)(b).

  • SOR/2010-72, s. 1.

Deceptively Misdescriptive Names

 For the purpose of paragraph 12(1)(a) of the Act, a corporate name is deceptively misdescriptive if it is likely to mislead the public, in any language, with respect to any of the following:

  • (a) the business, goods or services in association with which it is proposed to be used;

  • (b) the conditions under which the goods or services will be produced or supplied or the persons to be employed in the production or supply of the goods or services; and

  • (c) the place of origin of the goods or services.

  • SOR/2010-72, s. 1.

 For the purpose of subsection 10(3) of the Act, a combined English and French form of the name of a corporation shall include, from among the words and expressions set out in subsection 10(1) of the Act, only the expression “Inc.” which is to be placed at the end of the corporate name.

  • SOR/2010-72, s. 1.

 [Repealed, SOR/2010-72, s. 1]

 [Repealed, SOR/2010-72, s. 1]

PART 3Corporate Interrelationships

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in this Part.

delivery shares

delivery shares means shares issued by a corporation to a particular subsidiary for the purpose of an acquisition made under subsection 31(4) of the Act. (actions remises)

particular subsidiary

particular subsidiary means a subsidiary body corporate referred to in subsection 31(4) of the Act. (filiale donnée)

Prescribed Conditions

 For the purpose of subsection 31(4) of the Act, the prescribed conditions are that

  • (a) the consideration received by the corporation for the delivery shares is equal to the fair market value of those shares at the time of their issuance;

  • (b) the class of shares of which the delivery shares are a part is widely held and shares of that class are actively traded on any of the following stock exchanges in Canada, namely,

    • (i) the Canadian Venture Exchange,

    • (ii) The Montreal Exchange, or

    • (iii) the Toronto Stock Exchange;

  • (c) the sole purpose of effecting the acquisition by the particular subsidiary of delivery shares is to transfer them, as set out in paragraph 37(b), to the shareholders of another body corporate;

  • (d) immediately before the acquisition of the delivery shares by the particular subsidiary, the other body corporate and its shareholders deal at arm’s length, to be determined in accordance with the Income Tax Act, with the corporation and the particular subsidiary; and

  • (e) immediately before the acquisition of the delivery shares by the particular subsidiary, the particular subsidiary and the other body corporate are not resident in Canada, for the purposes of the Income Tax Act.

 For the purposes of subsection 31(5) of the Act, the prescribed conditions are that

  • (a) the particular subsidiary does not acquire a beneficial interest in the delivery shares as a result of its acquisition of those shares and the beneficial interest is acquired by the shareholders of the other body corporate;

  • (b) the acquisition by the particular subsidiary of the delivery shares is followed immediately by a transfer of the delivery shares by the particular subsidiary to shareholders of the other body corporate;

  • (c) immediately after the transfer of the delivery shares to the shareholders of the other body corporate, the particular subsidiary and the other body corporate are not resident in Canada, for the purposes of the Income Tax Act; and

  • (d) after the transfer of the delivery shares to the shareholders of the other body corporate, the other body corporate is a subsidiary body corporate of the particular subsidiary.

 For the purpose of subsection 31(6) of the Act, the prescribed consequences are that within 30 days after one of the conditions described in section 36 or 37 is not met or ceases to be met, the corporation shall

  • (a) cancel the delivery shares on condition that, if the articles of the corporation limit the number of authorized shares, the delivery shares may be restored to the status of authorized but unissued shares;

  • (b) return the consideration received by the corporation for the delivery shares to the particular subsidiary; and

  • (c) cancel the entry for the consideration in the corporation’s stated capital account.

  • SOR/2010-128, s. 8.

PART 4Insider Trading

 For the purpose of paragraph 126(2)(a) of the Act, the prescribed percentage of voting rights is 10%.

 For the purpose of paragraph 131(1)(d) of the Act, the prescribed percentage of voting rights is 10%.

 For the purpose of subsection 131(3) of the Act, take-over bid means take-over bid under any legislation that is set out in column 2 of an item of Schedule 2.

  • SOR/2010-128, s. 9(F).

 For the purpose of paragraph 131(4)(c) of the Act, the prescribed circumstances are that the insider

  • (a) entered into the purchase or sale as an agent or mandatary pursuant to a specific unsolicited order to purchase or sell;

  • (b) made the purchase or sale pursuant to participation in an automatic dividend reinvestment plan, share purchase plan or other similar automatic plan that the insider entered into before the acquisition of the confidential information;

  • (c) made the purchase or sale to fulfil a legally binding obligation that the insider entered into before the acquisition of the confidential information; or

  • (d) purchased or sold the security as agent, mandatary or trustee in the circumstances described in paragraph (b) or (c).

  • SOR/2010-128, s. 10(E).

PART 5Meetings of Shareholders

Record Date

  •  (1) For the purpose of paragraphs 134(1)(a), (b) and (e) of the Act, the prescribed period for the directors to fix the record date is not more than 60 days before the day on which the particular action is to be taken.

  • (2) For the purposes of paragraphs 134(1)(c) and (d) of the Act, the prescribed period for the directors to fix the record date is not less than 21 days and not more than 60 days before the date of the meeting.

  • (3) For the purpose of subsection 134(3) of the Act, the prescribed period for the directors to provide notice of the record date is at least seven days before the date fixed.

  • SOR/2010-128, s. 11.

Notice of Meetings

 For the purpose of subsection 135(1) of the Act, the prescribed period for the directors to provide notice of the time and place of a meeting of shareholders is not less than 21 days and not more than 60 days before the meeting.

Communication Facilities

  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 141(3) of the Act, when a vote is to be taken at a meeting of shareholders, the voting may be carried out by means of a telephonic, electronic or other communication facility, if the facility

    • (a) enables the votes to be gathered in a manner that permits their subsequent verification; and

    • (b) permits the tallied votes to be presented to the corporation without it being possible for the corporation to identify how each shareholder or group of shareholders voted.

  • (2) For the purpose of subsection 141(4) of the Act, a person who is entitled to vote at a meeting of shareholders may vote by means of a telephonic, electronic or other communication facility, if the facility

    • (a) enables the vote to be gathered in a manner that permits its subsequent verification; and

    • (b) permits the tallied vote to be presented to the corporation without it being possible for the corporation to identify how the person voted.

  • SOR/2003-317, s. 6;
  • SOR/2010-128, s. 12.

PART 6Shareholder Proposals

 For the purpose of subsection 137(1.1) of the Act,

  • (a) the prescribed number of shares is the number of voting shares

    • (i) that is equal to 1% of the total number of the outstanding voting shares of the corporation, as of the day on which the shareholder submits a proposal, or

    • (ii) whose fair market value, as determined at the close of business on the day before the shareholder submits the proposal to the corporation, is at least $2,000; and

  • (b) the prescribed period is the six-month period immediately before the day on which the shareholder submits the proposal.

  • SOR/2010-128, s. 13.

 For the purpose of subsection 137(1.4) of the Act,

  • (a) a corporation may request that a shareholder provide the proof referred to in that subsection within 14 days after the corporation receives the shareholder’s proposal; and

  • (b) the shareholder shall provide the proof within 21 days after the day on which the shareholder receives the corporation’s request or, if the request was mailed to the shareholder, within 21 days after the postmark date stamped on the envelope containing the request.

  • SOR/2010-128, s. 14.

 For the purpose of subsection 137(3) of the Act, a proposal and a statement in support of it shall together consist of not more than 500 words.

 For the purpose of paragraph 137(5)(a) of the Act, the prescribed number of days for submitting a proposal to the corporation is at least 90 days before the anniversary date.

 For the purpose of paragraph 137(5)(c) of the Act, the prescribed period before the receipt of a proposal is two years.

  •  (1) For the purpose of paragraph 137(5)(d) of the Act, the prescribed minimum amount of support for a shareholder’s proposal is

    • (a) 3% of the total number of shares voted, if the proposal was introduced at an annual meeting of shareholders;

    • (b) 6% of the total number of shares voted at its last submission to shareholders, if the proposal was introduced at two annual meetings of shareholders; and

    • (c) 10% of the total number of shares voted at its last submission to shareholders, if the proposal was introduced at three or more annual meetings of shareholders.

  • (2) For the purpose of paragraph 137(5)(d) of the Act, the prescribed period is five years.

  • SOR/2010-128, s. 15.

 For the purpose of subsection 137(5.1) of the Act, the prescribed period during which the corporation is not required to set out a proposal in a management proxy circular is two years.

 For the purpose of subsection 137(7) of the Act, the prescribed period for giving notice is 21 days after the receipt by the corporation of the proposal or of proof of ownership under subsection 137(1.4) of the Act, as the case may be.

PART 7Proxies and Proxy Solicitation

Form of Proxy

 For the purpose of subsection 149(1) of the Act, a form of proxy shall be in the form provided for in section 9.4 (Content of Form of Proxy) of NI 51-102.

  • SOR/2008-315, s. 2.

Management Proxy Circular

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), a management proxy circular shall be in the form provided for in Form 51-102F5 (Information Circular) of NI 51-102, which form, in the circumstances described in Item 8 of Part 2 of that Form, includes the statement referred to in that Item.

  • (2) A management proxy circular shall also set out the following:

    • (a) the percentage of votes required for the approval of any matter that is to be submitted to a vote of shareholders at the meeting, other than the election of directors;

    • (b) a statement of the right of a shareholder to dissent under section 190 of the Act with respect to any matter to be acted on at the meeting and a brief summary of the procedure to be followed to exercise that right;

    • (c) a statement, signed by a director or an officer of the corporation, that the contents and the sending of the circular have been approved by the directors; and

    • (d) a statement indicating the final date by which the corporation must receive a proposal for the purpose of paragraph 137(5)(a) of the Act.

  • (3) A management proxy circular for a non-distributing corporation is not required to set out the information provided for in Part 1(c) or Item 9, 10 or 16 of Part 2 of Form 51-102F5 (Information Circular) of NI 51-102, or the statement referred to in Item 8 of Part 2 of that Form.

  • SOR/2008-315, s. 2.

 For the purpose of subsection 150(2) of the Act, the prescribed form of statement that shall accompany the copy of the management proxy circular to be sent to the Director under that subsection is a statement signed by a director or an officer of the corporation, to the effect that a copy of the circular has been sent to each director, to each shareholder whose proxy has been solicited and to the auditor of the corporation.

  • SOR/2008-315, s. 2.

Dissident’s Proxy Circular

  •  (1) A dissident’s proxy circular shall be in the form provided for in Form 51-102F5 (Information Circular) of NI 51-102, which form, in the circumstances described in Item 8 of Part 2 of that Form, includes the statement referred to in that Item.

  • (2) A dissident’s proxy circular for a non-distributing corporation is not required to set out the information provided for in Part 1(c) or Item 9, 10 or 16 of Part 2 of Form 51-102F5 (Information Circular) of NI 51-102, or the statement referred to in Item 8 of Part 2 of that Form.

  • SOR/2008-315, s. 2.

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-315, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-315, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-315, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-315, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-315, s. 2]

 Information that is not known to a dissident and that cannot be ascertained by them on reasonable inquiry may be omitted from a dissident’s proxy circular, but the circumstances that render the information unavailable shall be disclosed in the proxy circular.

  •  (1) A dissident’s proxy circular shall contain a statement signed by the dissident or a person authorized by them that the contents and the sending of the circular have been approved by the dissident.

  • (2) For the purpose of subsection 150(2) of the Act, the prescribed form of statement that shall accompany the copy of the dissident’s proxy circular to be sent to the Director under that subsection is a statement signed by the dissident or a person authorized by them, to the effect that a copy of the circular has been sent to each director, to each shareholder whose proxy has been solicited, to the auditor of the corporation and to the corporation.

  • SOR/2008-315, s. 3.

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-315, s. 4]

Financial Statements in Proxy Circular

  •  (1) If financial statements accompany or form part of a management proxy circular, the statements shall be prepared in the manner described in Part 8.

  • (2) The financial statements referred to in subsection (1), if not reported on by the auditor of the corporation, shall be accompanied by a report of the chief financial officer of the corporation stating that the financial statements have not been audited but have been prepared in the manner described in Part 8.

Proxy Circular Exemptions

 For the purpose of subparagraph (b)(v) of the definition solicit or solicitation in section 147 of the Act, a solicitation does not include a public announcement that is made by

  • (a) a speech in a public forum; or

  • (b) a press release, an opinion, a statement or an advertisement provided through a broadcast medium or by a telephonic, electronic or other communication facility, or appearing in a newspaper, a magazine or other publication generally available to the public.

  •  (1) For the purpose of subparagraph (b)(vii) of the definition solicit or solicitation in section 147 of the Act, the prescribed circumstances are circumstances in which the communication is made to shareholders

    • (a) by one or more shareholders and concerns the business and affairs of a corporation — including its management or proposals contained in a management proxy circular — and no form of proxy is sent to those shareholders by the shareholder or shareholders making the communication or by a person acting on their behalf;

    • (b) by one or more shareholders and concerns the organization of a dissident’s proxy solicitation, and no form of proxy is sent to those shareholders by the shareholder or shareholders making the communication or by a person acting on their behalf;

    • (c) as clients, by a person who gives financial, corporate governance or proxy voting advice in the ordinary course of business and concerns proxy voting advice if

      • (i) the person discloses to the shareholder any significant relationship with the corporation and any of its affiliates or with a shareholder who has submitted a proposal pursuant to subsection 137(1) of the Act and any material interests the person has in relation to a matter on which advice is given,

      • (ii) the person receives any special commission or remuneration for giving the proxy voting advice only from the shareholder or shareholders receiving the advice, and

      • (iii) the proxy voting advice is not given on behalf of any person soliciting proxies or on behalf of a nominee for election as a director; or

    • (d) by a person who does not seek directly or indirectly, the power to act as proxy for a shareholder.

  • (2) The circumstances described in paragraph (1)(a) are not prescribed circumstances if the communication is made by

    • (a) a shareholder who is an officer or director of the corporation, or who serves in a similar capacity, if the communication is financed directly or indirectly by the corporation;

    • (b) a shareholder who is a nominee or who proposes a nominee for election as a director, if the communication relates to the election of directors;

    • (c) a shareholder whose communication is in opposition to an amalgamation, arrangement, consolidation or other transaction recommended or approved by the board of directors of the corporation and who is proposing or intends to propose an alternative transaction to which the shareholder or an affiliate or associate of the shareholder is a party;

    • (d) a shareholder who, because of a material interest in the subject-matter to be voted on at a shareholders meeting, is likely to receive a benefit from its approval or non-approval, which benefit would not be shared pro rata by all other holders of the same class of shares, unless the benefit arises from the shareholder’s employment with the corporation; or

    • (e) any person acting on behalf of a shareholder described in any of paragraphs (a) to (d).

  • SOR/2008-315, s. 5(F).
  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 150(1.2) of the Act, the prescribed circumstances are those in which the solicitation conveyed by public broadcast, speech or publication sets out the information provided for in Items 3.2, 3.4, 5(b) and 11 of Part 2 of Form 51-102F5 (Information Circular) of NI 51-102.

  • (2) A person making a solicitation referred to in subsection (1) shall send the required information and a copy of any related written communication to the Director and to the corporation before soliciting proxies.

  • SOR/2008-315, s. 6.

PART 8Financial Disclosure

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in this Part.

Canadian GAAP

Canadian GAAP means generally accepted accounting principles as set out in the CPA Canada Handbook – Accounting or the CPA Canada Public Sector Accounting Handbook, as amended from time to time. (PCGR canadiens)

Canadian GAAS

Canadian GAAS means generally accepted auditing standards as set out in the CPA Canada Handbook – Assurance, as amended from time to time. (NVGR canadiennes)

NI 52-107

NI 52-107 means National Instrument 52-107 of the Canadian Securities Administrators, entitled Acceptable Accounting Principles, Auditing Standards and Reporting Currency and published January 16, 2004, as amended from time to time. (Règlement 52-107)

Part V

Part V[Repealed, SOR/2016-98, s. 1]

SEC

SEC means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. (SEC)

SEC registrant

SEC registrant means a corporation that

  • (a) has securities registered under section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 of the United States, as amended from time to time, or is required to file reports under section 15(d) of that Act; and

  • (b) is not registered or required to be registered as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 of the United States, as amended from time to time. (société inscrite auprès de la SEC)

US GAAP

US GAAP means the generally accepted accounting principles established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board of the United States, as amended from time to time. (PCGR américains)

US GAAS

US GAAS means the generally accepted auditing standards established by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board of the United States, as amended from time to time. (NVGR américaines)

  • SOR/2005-51, s. 1;
  • SOR/2010-305, s. 1;
  • SOR/2016-98, s. 1.

Financial Statements

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the annual financial statements referred to in paragraph 155(1)(a) of the Act shall be prepared in accordance with Canadian GAAP.

  • (2) For an SEC registrant, the financial statements may be prepared in accordance with US GAAP.

  • (3) to (6) [Repealed, SOR/2016-98, s. 2]

  • (7) The financial statements shall contain a note stating whether the statements have been prepared in accordance with Canadian GAAP or US GAAP.

  • (8) [Repealed, SOR/2016-98, s. 2]

  • SOR/2005-51, s. 1;
  • SOR/2010-305, s. 2;
  • SOR/2016-98, s. 2.

Auditor’s Report

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the auditor’s report referred to in section 169 of the Act shall be prepared in accordance with Canadian GAAS.

  • (2) For an SEC registrant that has prepared its financial statements in accordance with US GAAP and whose auditors are in compliance with the professional practice standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board of the United States, the auditor’s report may be prepared in accordance with US GAAS.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2016-98, s. 3]

  • (4) If the auditor’s report referred to in subsection (2) is prepared in accordance with US GAAS and is for a financial year that begins on or after January 1, 2011, it shall comply with section 3.8 of NI 52-107, but for the purpose of applying that section,

    • (a) the expression U.S. PCAOB GAAS has the meaning assigned to the expression US GAAS by section 70 of these Regulations; and

    • (b) the expression SEC issuer has the meaning assigned to the expression SEC registrant by section 70 of these Regulations.

  • SOR/2005-51, s. 1;
  • SOR/2010-305, s. 3;
  • SOR/2016-98, s. 3.

Contents of Financial Statements

  •  (1) The financial statements referred to in section 155 of the Act shall include at least

    • (a) a statement of financial position or a balance sheet;

    • (b) a statement of comprehensive income or an income statement;

    • (c) a statement of changes in equity or a statement of retained earnings; and

    • (d) a statement of cash flows or a statement of changes in financial position.

  • (2) Financial statements need not be designated by the names set out in paragraphs (1)(a) to (d).

  • SOR/2010-305, s. 4.

PART 8.1Fundamental Changes

  •  (1) Despite subparagraph 184(1)(b)(ii) of the Act, the resolutions approving the amalgamation of a holding corporation with one or more of its subsidiary corporations may provide that the corporate name set out in the articles of amalgamation is not the same as that set out in the articles of the amalgamating holding corporation.

  • (2) Despite subparagraph 184(2)(b)(ii) of the Act, the resolutions approving the amalgamation of two or more wholly owned subsidiary corporations of the same holding body corporate may provide that the corporate name set out in the articles of amalgamation is not the same as that set out in the articles of the amalgamating subsidiary corporation whose shares are not cancelled.

  • SOR/2010-72, s. 2.

PART 9Constrained Share Corporations

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in this Part.

Canadian

Canadian means

  • (a) a resident Canadian;

  • (b) a partnership of which a majority of the members are resident Canadians and in which interests representing more than 50% of the total value of the partnership property are owned by resident Canadians;

  • (c) a trust established by a resident Canadian

    • (i) a majority of the trustees of which are resident Canadians, or

    • (ii) in which beneficial interests representing more than 50% of the total value of the trust property are owned by resident Canadians;

  • (d) Her Majesty in right of Canada or of a province or territory of Canada or a municipal corporation or public board or commission in Canada; or

  • (e) a body corporate

    • (i) incorporated under the laws of Canada or a province,

    • (ii) of which a majority of the directors are resident Canadians, and

    • (iii) over which persons described in any of paragraphs (a) to (d) or in this paragraph exercise control or direction or of which the persons beneficially own shares or securities currently convertible into shares carrying more than 50% of the voting rights under all circumstances or by reason of the occurrence of an event that has occurred and that is continuing, including currently exercisable options or rights to acquire the shares or convertible securities. (Canadien)

constrained class

constrained class means the class of persons specified in the articles of a constrained share corporation as being ineligible to hold, as a class, more than the maximum aggregate holdings. (catégorie restreinte)

constrained share corporation

constrained share corporation means a corporation that has provisions in its articles imposing a constraint. (société par actions à participation restreinte)

constraint

constraint means a restriction on

  • (a) the issue or transfer of shares of any class or series to persons who are not resident Canadians;

  • (b) the issue or transfer of shares of any class or series to enable a corporation or any of its affiliates or associates to qualify under a law referred to in paragraph 87(1)(a)

    • (i) to obtain a licence to carry on any business,

    • (ii) to become a publisher of a Canadian newspaper or periodical, or

    • (iii) to acquire shares of a financial intermediary as defined in paragraph 87(1)(b); or

  • (c) the issue, transfer or ownership of shares of any class or series in order to assist a corporation or any of its affiliates or associates to qualify under a law referred to in subsection 87(2) to receive licences, permits, grants, payments or other benefits by reason of attaining or maintaining a specified level of Canadian ownership or control. (restriction)

control

control means control in any manner that results in control in fact, whether directly through the ownership of shares or indirectly through a trust, a contract, the ownership of shares of any other body corporate or otherwise. (contrôle)

maximum aggregate holdings

maximum aggregate holdings means the total number of voting shares of a constrained share corporation that may be held by or on behalf of persons in the constrained class and their associates in accordance with the articles of the corporation. (avoir maximum total)

maximum individual holdings

maximum individual holdings means the total number of voting shares of a constrained share corporation that may be held by or on behalf of any one person in the constrained class and their associates in accordance with the articles of the corporation. (avoir maximum individuel)

voting share

voting share means a share that is subject to a constraint referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of the definition constraint and that carries voting rights under all circumstances or by reason of the occurrence of an event that has occurred and that is continuing, and includes a security currently convertible into such a share and a currently exercisable option or right to acquire such a share or convertible security. (action avec droit de vote)

Disclosure Required

 Each of the following documents issued or published by a constrained share corporation shall indicate conspicuously the general nature of its constrained share provisions:

  • (a) a certificate representing a voting share;

  • (b) a management proxy circular; and

  • (c) a prospectus, statement of material facts, registration statement or similar document.

Powers and Duties of Directors

[SOR/2010-128, s. 16(F)]
  •  (1) The directors of a constrained share corporation that has provisions in its articles imposing a constraint referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of the definition constraint in section 73 shall refuse to register a transfer of a voting share of the corporation in accordance with the articles if

    • (a) the total number of voting shares held by or on behalf of persons in the constrained class exceeds the maximum aggregate holdings and the transfer is to a person in the constrained class;

    • (b) the total number of voting shares held by or on behalf of persons in the constrained class does not exceed the maximum aggregate holdings and the transfer would cause the number of shares held by persons in the constrained class to exceed the maximum aggregate holdings;

    • (c) the total number of voting shares held by or on behalf of a person in the constrained class exceeds the maximum individual holdings and the transfer is to that person; or

    • (d) the total number of voting shares held by or on behalf of a person in the constrained class does not exceed the maximum individual holdings and the transfer would cause the number of shares held by that person to exceed the maximum individual holdings.

  • (2) Despite subsection (1), the directors of a constrained share corporation that is described in that subsection shall register a transfer of a voting share of the corporation to a person in the constrained class if that person establishes that they were the beneficial owner of that share on the day on which the corporation became a constrained share corporation.

  • (3) The directors of a constrained share corporation that is described in subsection (1) shall not issue a voting share of the corporation to a person in the constrained class if the directors are required by that subsection to refuse to register a transfer of the share.

  • (4) For the purpose of subsection (3), the directors may count as issued shares the voting shares that the corporation is currently offering to its shareholders or prospective shareholders.

 The directors of a constrained share corporation that has provisions in its articles imposing a constraint referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition constraint in section 73

  • (a) shall not issue a share of the corporation to a person

    • (i) whose ownership of the share would be contrary to the constraint,

    • (ii) who, in respect of the issue of the share, has been requested by the corporation to provide it with information referred to in subsection 80(7) and has not provided the information, or

    • (iii) whose ownership of the share the directors have determined, on the basis of information provided to the corporation by that person under a request referred to in subparagraph (ii), may be contrary to the constraint; and

  • (b) shall refuse to register a transfer of a share of the corporation if the transfer is to a person

    • (i) whose ownership of the share is contrary to the constraint,

    • (ii) who, in respect of the registration of the share, has been requested by the corporation to provide it with information referred to in subsection 80(7) and has not provided the information, or

    • (iii) whose ownership of the share the directors have determined, on the basis of information provided to the corporation by that person under a request referred to in subparagraph (ii), may be contrary to the constraint.

Limitation on Voting Rights

 Sections 78 and 79 apply to a constrained share corporation that has provisions in its articles imposing a constraint referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of the definition constraint in section 73.

  •  (1) If, on the day on which a corporation becomes a constrained share corporation, the total number of voting shares of the corporation held by or on behalf of a person in the constrained class exceeds the maximum individual holdings, the person or their nominee may only, in person or by proxy, exercise the voting rights attached to the maximum individual holdings so held on that day or on any later day.

  • (2) After the total number of shares held by or on behalf of the person referred to in subsection (1) is reduced below the maximum individual holdings, they or their nominee may, in person or by proxy, exercise the voting rights attached to shares held.

  •  (1) Except as provided in subsection 78(1), if the total number of voting shares of a constrained share corporation held by or on behalf of a person in the constrained class exceeds the maximum individual holdings, no person shall, in person or by proxy, exercise the voting rights attached to those shares.

  • (2) If it appears from the securities register of a constrained share corporation that the total number of voting shares held by a shareholder is less than the maximum individual holdings, a proxyholder for the shareholder may vote those shares unless the proxyholder has knowledge that the shares beneficially owned by the shareholder exceed the maximum individual holdings.

  • (3) If, after the day on which a corporation becomes a constrained share corporation, a corporation or trust that was not a person in the constrained class becomes a person in the constrained class, the corporation or trust shall not exercise the voting rights attached to any shares it holds in the constrained share corporation while it is a person in the constrained class.

Sale of Constrained Shares

  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 46(1) of the Act, before a constrained share corporation concludes that shares of the corporation are owned contrary to a constraint referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition constraint in section 73 or the directors of the corporation determine that shares of the corporation may be owned contrary to the constraint, the corporation shall send by registered mail a written notice in accordance with subsection (5) to the person shown in the securities register of the corporation as the holder of the shares.

  • (2) For the purpose of subsection 46(1) of the Act, in determining that shares of a constrained share corporation may be owned contrary to a constraint referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition constraint in section 73, the directors of the corporation shall

    • (a) ascertain whether or not the corporation has received a reply to a request for information referred to in subsection (7) respecting the shares and consider the reply, if any, to the request; and

    • (b) examine and consider any other records of the corporation that contain information that would indicate whether the shares are owned contrary to the constraint.

  • (3) For the purpose of subsection 46(1) of the Act, if a constrained share corporation has sent a notice referred to in subsection (1) to a person shown in the securities register of the corporation as the holder of shares and the corporation intends to sell all or some of the shares under subsection 46(1) of the Act, the corporation shall, not less than 90 days but not more than 150 days after sending the notice, send to that person by registered mail a further written notice in accordance with subsection (6) respecting the shares that the corporation intends to sell, if

    • (a) the corporation has concluded that shares in respect of which the notice was sent are owned contrary to a constraint referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition constraint in section 73; or

    • (b) the directors of the corporation have determined in accordance with subsection (2) that shares in respect of which the notice was sent may be owned contrary to the constraint.

  • (4) When a corporation sends a notice under subsection (1) or (3), it shall, at the time the notice is sent, enter or cause to be entered in the securities register of the corporation the particulars of the notice, including the date on which it was sent.

  • (5) The notice referred to in subsection (1) shall contain

    • (a) the name and address of the holder of the shares as shown in the securities register of the corporation;

    • (b) a statement that identifies the certificate that represents the shares, by certificate number or otherwise;

    • (c) a statement that indicates that all or some of the shares may be sold by the corporation under subsection 46(1) of the Act if the shares are owned, or the directors of the corporation determine in accordance with subsection (2) that the shares may be owned, contrary to a constraint referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition constraint in section 73;

    • (d) a statement that indicates that the corporation may conclude that all or some of the shares are owned contrary to a constraint referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition constraint in section 73;

    • (e) a statement that indicates that the directors of the corporation may determine in accordance with subsection (2) that all or some of the shares may be owned contrary to a constraint referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition constraint in section 73 and that, for the purpose of making the determination, the directors of the corporation will

      • (i) consider the reply, if any, to a request for information referred to in subsection (7) respecting the shares, and

      • (ii) examine and consider any other records of the corporation that contain information that would indicate whether the shares are owned contrary to the constraint;

    • (f) a statement that indicates that no share in respect of which the notice is sent may be sold under subsection 46(1) of the Act if a transfer of the share is registered in the securities register of the corporation after the notice was sent, unless the corporation again complies with the requirements set out in this Part respecting the sale of the share;

    • (g) a statement that indicates that no share in respect of which the notice is sent may be sold under subsection 46(1) of the Act unless not less than 60 days but not more than 150 days have elapsed after the day on which a notice referred to in subsection (3) is sent to the holder of the share;

    • (h) a statement that indicates the earliest date and the latest date on which the corporation may sell the shares, having regard to the requirements of section 82;

    • (i) a statement that indicates that the shares may be sold on any stock exchange if shares of the corporation are listed and posted for trading or, if shares of the corporation are not listed and posted for trading on a stock exchange, in any other manner that the directors of the corporation determine to be appropriate;

    • (j) a statement that indicates that, if not all the shares of the holder represented by a certificate are sold under subsection 46(1) of the Act, a certificate that represents the shares that are not sold will be issued on surrender for cancellation of the certificate that represents the shares sold; and

    • (k) a statement that indicates that, immediately after the sale of the shares under subsection 46(1) of the Act, the corporation will

      • (i) register the transfer or a notice of the sale of the shares or cause the transfer or a notice of the sale of the shares to be registered in the securities register of the corporation, and

      • (ii) send a notice of the sale in accordance with paragraph 83(1)(b) to the person shown in the securities register of the corporation as the holder of the shares at the time of sale.

  • (6) The notice referred to in subsection (3) shall contain

    • (a) the name and address of the holder of the shares as shown in the securities register of the corporation;

    • (b) a statement that identifies the certificate that represents the shares, by certificate number or otherwise;

    • (c) a statement that indicates that all or some of the shares may be sold by the corporation under subsection 46(1) of the Act if the shares are owned, or the directors of the corporation determine in accordance with subsection (2) that the shares may be owned, contrary to a constraint referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition constraint in section 73;

    • (d) a statement that indicates that the corporation has concluded that the shares are owned, or that the directors of the corporation have determined in accordance with subsection (2) that the shares may be owned, contrary to a constraint referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition constraint in section 73 and that indicates the reason why the corporation so concluded or the directors so determined, as the case may be;

    • (e) a statement that indicates that the corporation intends to sell all or a specified number of the shares under subsection 46(1) of the Act;

    • (f) a statement that indicates that, if before the sale the corporation changes its conclusion that the shares are owned, or the directors of the corporation change their determination made in accordance with subsection (2) that the shares may be owned, contrary to a constraint referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition constraint in section 73, or there is a change in the reason for the conclusion or determination, the corporation will send a notice in accordance with subsection 81(1) to the person shown in the securities register of the corporation as the holder of the shares;

    • (g) a statement that advises that, unless the person shown in the securities register of the corporation as the holder of the shares receives a notice referred to in paragraph (f), the person and all other interested persons should not assume that

      • (i) the corporation has changed its conclusion that the shares are owned, or the directors of the corporation have changed their determination made in accordance with subsection (2) that the shares may be owned, contrary to a constraint referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition constraint in section 73,

      • (ii) there has been a change in the reason for the conclusion or determination, or

      • (iii) the corporation no longer intends to sell the shares under subsection 46(1) of the Act;

    • (h) a statement that indicates that no share in respect of which the notice is sent may be sold under subsection 46(1) of the Act if a transfer of the share is registered in the securities register of the corporation after the notice referred to in subsection (1) was sent, unless the corporation again complies with the requirements set out in this Part respecting the sale of the share;

    • (i) a statement that indicates that no share in respect of which the notice is sent may be sold under subsection 46(1) of the Act unless not less than 60 days but not more than 150 days have elapsed from the day on which the notice was sent to the holder of the share; and

    • (j) a statement that indicates each of the matters referred to in paragraphs (5)(h) to (k).

  • (7) The notice referred to in subsection (1) shall be accompanied by a request for information as to whether or not the shares are owned contrary to a constraint referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition constraint in section 73.

  • (8) The notice referred to in subsection (3) shall be accompanied by a request for information referred to in subsection (7), unless the corporation has received the requested information before the notice is sent.

  • (9) A request for information referred to in subsection (7) shall be accompanied by instructions for the provision of the information.

  • SOR/2010-128, s. 17.
  •  (1) If a constrained share corporation has sent a notice referred to in subsection 80(3) and has not sold, under subsection 46(1) of the Act, any share in respect of which the notice was sent, and if the corporation changes its conclusion referred to in paragraph 80(3)(a) or its directors change their determination referred to in paragraph 80(3)(b) or if there is a change in the reason for the conclusion or determination, the corporation shall immediately send by registered mail to the recipient of that notice a notice of the change to the conclusion, to the determination or to the reason for the conclusion or determination, including the reason for the change.

  • (2) When a corporation sends a notice under subsection (1), the corporation shall, at the time the notice is sent, enter or cause to be entered in the securities register of the corporation the particulars of the notice, including the date on which it was sent.

  •  (1) No share shall be sold by a constrained share corporation under subsection 46(1) of the Act unless

    • (a) the corporation has sent the notices referred to in subsections 80(1) and (3) to the person shown in the securities register of the corporation as the holder of the share;

    • (b) not less than 150 days but not more than 300 days have elapsed from the day on which the notice referred to in subsection 80(1) was sent to the holder of the share;

    • (c) not less than 60 days but not more than 150 days have elapsed from the day on which the notice referred to in subsection 80(3) was sent to the holder of the share;

    • (d) the corporation has concluded that the share is owned, or the directors of the corporation have determined in accordance with subsection 80(2) that the share may be owned, contrary to a constraint referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition constraint in section 73 and, at the time of sale, the corporation has no reasonable grounds on which to change its conclusion or the directors of the corporation have no reasonable grounds on which to change their determination, as the case may be;

    • (e) the sale takes place

      • (i) on a stock exchange where shares of the corporation are listed and posted for trading, or

      • (ii) if shares of the corporation are not listed and posted for trading on a stock exchange, in any other manner that the directors of the corporation determine to be appropriate; and

    • (f) the corporation sells the share with a view to obtaining the best sale price available in the circumstances at the time of sale.

  • (2) No share in respect of which a notice is sent in accordance with subsection 80(1) shall be sold by a constrained share corporation under subsection 46(1) of the Act if a transfer of the share is registered in the securities register of the corporation after the notice was sent, unless the corporation again complies with the requirements set out in this Part respecting the sale of the share.

  •  (1) Immediately after a sale of shares by a constrained share corporation under subsection 46(1) of the Act, the corporation shall

    • (a) register the transfer or a notice of the sale of the shares or cause the transfer or a notice of the sale of the shares to be registered in the securities register of the corporation; and

    • (b) send a notice of the sale to the person shown in the securities register of the corporation as the holder of the shares at the time of the sale.

  • (2) The notice referred to in paragraph (1)(b) shall

    • (a) state the number of shares sold;

    • (b) identify the certificate that represents the shares sold, by certificate number or otherwise;

    • (c) state the date and manner of sale;

    • (d) state the manner in which the person entitled to receive the net proceeds of the sale under subsection 46(3) of the Act may obtain them;

    • (e) state that the corporation concluded that the shares were owned, or that the directors determined in accordance with subsection 80(2) that the shares may be owned, contrary to a constraint referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition constraint in section 73 and state the reason why the corporation so concluded or the directors so determined, as the case may be; and

    • (f) contain a statement, if not all of the shares of the holder represented by a certificate were sold, that not all of the shares were sold and that a certificate that represents the shares that were not sold will be issued on surrender for cancellation of the certificate that represents the shares sold.

 For the purpose of subsection 47(1) of the Act, the proceeds of a sale by a constrained share corporation under subsection 46(1) of the Act shall be deposited in an interest-bearing account with a chartered bank in Canada to which the Bank Act applies or a trust company in Canada to which the Trust and Loan Companies Act applies.

Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership

 Section 86 applies to a constrained share corporation that has provisions in its articles imposing a constraint referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of the definition constraint in section 73.

  •  (1) Subject to section 103 of the Act, the directors of a constrained share corporation may make, amend or repeal any by-laws required to administer the constrained share provisions set out in the articles of the corporation, including by-laws

    • (a) to require any person in whose name shares of the corporation are registered to provide a statutory declaration under the Canada Evidence Act concerning

      • (i) whether the shareholder is the beneficial owner of the shares of the corporation or holds them for a beneficial owner,

      • (ii) whether the shareholder is an associate of any other shareholder,

      • (iii) whether the shareholder or beneficial owner is a Canadian, and

      • (iv) any further relevant facts;

    • (b) to require any person seeking to have a transfer of a voting share registered in their name or to have a voting share issued to them to provide a statutory declaration as described in paragraph (a); and

    • (c) to determine the circumstances in which any declarations are required, their form and the times when they are to be provided.

  • (2) If a person is required to provide a declaration under a by-law made under subsection (1), the directors may refuse to register a transfer of a voting share in their name or to issue a voting share to them until that person has provided the declaration.

  • (3) In administering the constrained share provisions set out in the articles of a constrained share corporation, the directors of the corporation may rely on

    • (a) a statement made in a declaration referred to in subsection (1) or (2); and

    • (b) the knowledge of a director, officer, employee, agent or mandatary of the corporation.

  • (4) If the directors are required to determine the total number of voting shares of a constrained share corporation held by or on behalf of persons other than Canadians, the directors may rely on the sum of the voting shares held by every shareholder whose latest address as shown in the securities register is

    • (a) outside Canada; and

    • (b) in Canada but who, to the knowledge of a director, officer, employee, agent or mandatary of the corporation, is not a Canadian.

  • (5) For the purpose of subsection (4), the directors may rely on the securities register of the constrained share corporation as of any date after the day on which the corporation became a constrained share corporation, but that date shall not be more than four months before the day on which the determination is made.

  • SOR/2010-128, s. 18.

References and Definitions for the Purpose of Certain Provisions of the Act

  • SOR/2010-128, s. 19;
  • SOR/2016-98, s. 4(E).

PART 10Rules of Procedure for Applications for Exemptions

Application

 This Part applies to every application for an exemption under subsection 2(6), 10(2), 82(3) or 151(1), section 156 or subsection 171(2) or 187(11) of the Act.

Time of Filing Applications

  •  (1) An application for an exemption under

    • (a) subsection 2(6) of the Act may be made at any time;

    • (b) subsection 10(2) or 187(11) of the Act shall be made before the date of issue of the certificate of continuance referred to in subsection 187(4) of the Act;

    • (c) subsection 82(3) of the Act shall be made at least 30 days before the corporation is required to comply with Part VIII of the Act;

    • (d) subsection 151(1) of the Act shall be made before the date of the notice referred to in subsection 149(1) of the Act;

    • (e) section 156 of the Act shall be made at least 60 days before the documents in respect of which the exemption is requested are to be sent to the Director; and

    • (f) subsection 171(2) of the Act may be made at any time.

  • (2) Despite subsection (1), the Director shall extend the time for making an application for an exemption if the applicant establishes that no prejudice will result from the extension.

Notice by Director of Decision

 The Director shall, within 30 days after receipt of an application for an exemption, grant the exemption requested or send to the applicant written notice of the Director’s refusal, together with reasons for the refusal.

General

 The Director may request that an applicant for an exemption provide the Director with further information or that any other person provide the Director with information in writing that is relevant to the application.

 The Director shall give the applicant for an exemption a copy of any information received from any other person under section 91 and shall allow the applicant a reasonable opportunity to respond in writing.

 If an applicant for an exemption or a person from whom the Director has requested information under section 91 does not provide the information within the time specified by the Director, the Director may deal with the application without regard to the information.

 If the Director does not grant an exemption or send written notice of the Director’s refusal within the time specified in section 90, the applicant may exercise their rights under section 246 of the Act as if the Director had refused the exemption.

PART 11Value of Total Financial Interest

 For the purpose of paragraph 237.5(1)(b) of the Act, the prescribed amount of the value of the plaintiff’s total financial interest is $20,000.

PART 12Cancellation of Articles and Certificates

  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 265.1(1) of the Act, the prescribed circumstances are that

    • (a) there is an obvious error in the articles or in the related certificate;

    • (b) there is an error in the articles or in the related certificate that was made by the Director;

    • (c) the cancellation of the articles and related certificate is ordered by a court; or

    • (d) the Director lacked the authority to issue the articles and related certificate.

  • (2) For the purpose of subsection 265.1(3) of the Act, the prescribed circumstances are that there is no dispute among the directors or shareholders as to the circumstances of the request for cancellation and

    • (a) the corporation has not used the articles and related certificate; or

    • (b) if it has used them, anyone dealing with the corporation on the basis of the articles and related certificate has consented to the cancellation.

  • SOR/2010-128, s. 20.

PART 13Prescribed Fees

  •  (1) The fee in respect of the filing, examination or copying of any document or in respect of any action that the Director is required or authorized to take under the Act, set out in column 1 of an item of Schedule 5,

    • (a) is the applicable fee set out in column 2 of that item.

    • (b) [Repealed, SOR/2010-128, s. 21]

  • (2) No fee is payable for the issuance by the Director of

    • (a) a certificate of amendment issued under section 178 of the Act, if the only purpose of the amendment is to add an English or a French version to a corporation’s name, or to replace a corporate name that the Director has directed be changed under subsection 12(2) or (4) of the Act; or

    • (b) and (c) [Repealed, SOR/2010-128, s. 21]

    • (d) a corrected certificate issued under subsection 265(6) of the Act when the correction is required solely as the result of an error made by the Director.

  • (3) For the purpose of subsection 49(2) of the Act, the prescribed maximum fee for the issuance of a security certificate is $3.

  • SOR/2010-128, s. 21.

Repeal

 [Repeal]

Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on the day on November 24, 2001.

SCHEDULE 1(Subsection 2(1))

Reporting Issuer

ItemColumn 1Column 2
JurisdictionLegislation
1Ontario

the definition reporting issuer in subsection 1(1) of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, as amended from time to time

2Quebec

the definition reporting issuer in sections 5 and 68 of the Securities Act, R.S.Q., c. V-1.1, as amended from time to time

3Nova Scotia

the definition reporting issuer in paragraph 2(1)(ao) of the Securities Act, R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 418, as amended from time to time

3.1New Brunswick

the definition reporting issuer in subsection 1(1) of the Securities Act, S.N.B. 2004, c. S-5.5, as amended from time to time

4Manitoba

the definition reporting issuer in subsection 1(1) of The Securities Act, C.C.S.M. c. S50, as amended from time to time

5British Columbia

the definition reporting issuer in subsection 1(1) of the Securities Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 418, as amended from time to time

6Saskatchewan

the definition reporting issuer in paragraph 2(1)(qq) of The Securities Act, 1988, S.S. 1988-89, c. S-42.2, as amended from time to time

7Alberta

the definition reporting issuer in paragraph 1(ccc) of the Securities Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. S-4, as amended from time to time

8Newfoundland and Labrador

the definition reporting issuer in paragraph 2(1)(oo) of the Securities Act, R.S.N.L. 1990, c. S-13, as amended from time to time

  • SOR/2010-128, ss. 22(F), 23(F), 24, 25(F), 26.

SCHEDULE 2(Section 41)

Take-over Bids

ItemColumn 1Column 2
JurisdictionLegislation
1Ontario

the definition take-over bid in subsection 89(1) of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, as amended from time to time

2Quebec

the definition take-over bid in section 110 of the Securities Act, R.S.Q., c. V-1.1, as amended from time to time

3Nova Scotia

the definition take-over bid in paragraph 95(c) of the Securities Act, R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 418, as amended from time to time

3.1New Brunswick

the definition take-over bid in section 106 of the Securities Act, S.N.B. 2004, c. S-5.5, as amended from time to time

4Manitoba

the definition take-over bid in section 80 of The Securities Act, C.C.S.M. c. S50, as amended from time to time

5British Columbia

the definition take-over bid in subsection 92(1) of the Securities Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 418, as amended from time to time

6Saskatchewan

the definition take-over bid in paragraph 98(c) of The Securities Act, 1988, S.S. 1988-89, c. S-42.2, as amended from time to time

7Alberta

the definition take-over bid in paragraph 158(c) of the Securities Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. S-4, as amended from time to time

8Newfoundland and Labrador

the definition take-over bid in paragraph 90(c) of the Securities Act, R.S.N.L. 1990, c. S-13, as amended from time to time

9Yukon

the definition take-over bid in section 196 of the Business Corporations Act, R.S.Y. 2002, c. 20, as amended from time to time

10Northwest Territories

the definition take-over bid in section 196 of the Business Corporations Act, S.N.W.T. 1996, c. 19, as amended from time to time

11Nunavut

the definition take-over bid in section 196 of the Business Corporations Act (Nunavut) S.N.W.T. 1996, c. 19, as amended from time to time

  • SOR/2010-128, ss. 27(F), 28(F), 29, 30(F), 31, 32(F).

SCHEDULE 3

[Repealed, SOR/2008-315, s. 7]

SCHEDULE 4

[Repealed, SOR/2008-315, s. 7]

SCHEDULE 5(Subsection 97(1))

Fees

ItemColumn 1Column 2
Filing, Examination or Copying of Documents or Action by the Director under the ActFee $
1Issuance by the Director of
  • (a) a certificate of incorporation under section 8, if the application is made

  • (i) using Industry Canada’s online incorporation feature

200
  • (ii) using any means other than Industry Canada’s online incorporation feature

250
  • (b) a certificate of amendment under subsection 27(5), section 178 or subsection 191(5)

200
  • (c) a restated certificate of incorporation under subsection 180(3) (unless issued with certificate of amendment)

50
  • (d) a certificate of amalgamation under subsection 185(4)

200
  • (e) a certificate of continuance under subsection 187(4) (unless subsection 268(8) applies)

200
  • (f) a document evidencing satisfaction of the Director, as required under subsection 188(1)

200
  • (g) a certificate of arrangement under subsection 192(7)

200
  • (h) a certificate of revival under subsection 209(3)

200
  • (i) a certificate of revocation of intent to dissolve under subsection 211(11)

50
  • (j) a corrected certificate under subsection 265(1)

200
2Sending the annual return to the Director for filing under subsection 263(1)
  • (a) using Industry Canada’s online filing feature

20
  • (b) using any means other than Industry Canada’s online filing feature

40
3Examination by the Director of the corporation’s file in connection with a request for a certificate under section 263.110
4Application to the Director for an exemption under subsection 2(6), 10(2), 82(3), 151(1), 171(2) or 187(11)250
5Application to the Director for an exemption under section 156250
6Provision by the Director of uncertified copies of documents under subsection 266(2), per page1
7Provision by the Director of certified copies of documents under subsection 266(2), per certified copy35
  • SOR/2010-128, ss. 33, 34(E).

AMENDMENTS NOT IN FORCE

  • — 2014, c. 20, s. 366(3)

    • Replacement of “trade-mark” in regulations
      • 366. (3) Unless the context requires otherwise, “trade-mark”, “trade-marks”, “Trade-mark”, “Trade-marks”, “trade mark” and “trade marks”, are replaced by “trademark”, “trademarks”, “Trademark” or “Trademarks”, as the case may be, in the English version of any regulation, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Statutory Instruments Act.

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