Eligible Financial Contract General Rules (Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act) (SOR/2007-256)

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Eligible Financial Contract General Rules (Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act)

SOR/2007-256

BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY ACT

Registration 2007-11-15

Eligible Financial Contract General Rules (Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act)

P.C. 2007-1731 2007-11-15

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Industry, pursuant to section 209Footnote a of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency ActFootnote b, hereby makes the annexed Eligible Financial Contract General Rules (Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act).

 The following definitions apply in these Rules.

“derivatives agreement”

“derivatives agreement” means a financial agreement whose obligations are derived from, referenced to, or based on, one or more underlying reference items such as interest rates, indices, currencies, commodities, securities or other ownership interests, credit or guarantee obligations, debt securities, climatic variables, bandwidth, freight rates, emission rights, real property indices and inflation or other macroeconomic data and includes

  • (a) a contract for differences or a swap, including a total return swap, price return swap, default swap or basis swap;

  • (b) a futures agreement;

  • (c) a cap, collar, floor or spread;

  • (d) an option; and

  • (e) a spot or forward. (contrat dérivé)

“financial intermediary”

“financial intermediary” means

  • (a) a clearing agency; or

  • (b) a person, including a broker, bank or trust company, that in the ordinary course of business maintains securities accounts or futures accounts for others. (intermédiaire financier)

 The following kinds of financial agreements are prescribed for the purpose of the definition “eligible financial contract” in section 2 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act:

  • (a) a derivatives agreement, whether settled by payment or delivery, that

    • (i) trades on a futures or options exchange or board, or other regulated market, or

    • (ii) is the subject of recurrent dealings in the derivatives markets or in the over-the-counter securities or commodities markets;

  • (b) an agreement to

    • (i) borrow or lend securities or commodities, including an agreement to transfer securities or commodities under which the borrower may repay the loan with other securities or commodities, cash or cash equivalents,

    • (ii) clear or settle securities, futures, options or derivatives transactions, or

    • (iii) act as a depository for securities;

  • (c) a repurchase, reverse repurchase or buy-sellback agreement with respect to securities or commodities;

  • (d) a margin loan in so far as it is in respect of a securities account or futures account maintained by a financial intermediary;

  • (e) any combination of agreements referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (d);

  • (f) a master agreement in so far as it is in respect of an agreement referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (e);

  • (g) a master agreement in so far as it is in respect of a master agreement referred to in paragraph (f);

  • (h) a guarantee of, or an indemnity or reimbursement obligation with respect to, the liabilities under an agreement referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (g); and

  • (i) an agreement relating to financial collateral, including any form of security or security interest in collateral and a title transfer credit support agreement, with respect to an agreement referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (h).