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Bank Act

Version of section 39.1 from 2012-12-19 to 2020-09-09:


Marginal note:Transferring to other federal Acts — banks

  •  (1) A bank that is not a federal credit union may

    • (a) apply, with the approval in writing of the Minister, under the Canada Business Corporations Act for a certificate of continuance as a corporation under that Act;

    • (b) apply, with the approval in writing of the Minister, under the Canada Cooperatives Act for a certificate of continuance, or a certificate of continuance and a certificate of amalgamation, as a cooperative under that Act;

    • (c) apply, under the Cooperative Credit Associations Act, for letters patent continuing the bank as an association under that Act, or amalgamating and continuing the bank as an association under that Act;

    • (d) apply, under the Insurance Companies Act, for letters patent continuing the bank as a company (other than a mutual company) or an insurance holding company under that Act, or amalgamating and continuing the bank as a company (other than a mutual company) or an insurance holding company under that Act; or

    • (e) apply, under the Trust and Loan Companies Act, for letters patent continuing the bank as a company under that Act, or amalgamating and continuing the bank as a company under that Act.

  • Marginal note:Conditions for approval

    (2) The approval referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) may be given only if the Minister is satisfied that

    • (a) the bank has published, once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Canada Gazette and in a newspaper in general circulation at or near the place where the head office of the bank is situated, a notice of its intention to apply for the approval;

    • (b) the application has been authorized by a special resolution; and

    • (c) the bank does not hold deposits, other than deposits that are made by a person who controls the bank or by a person who has a significant interest in a class of shares of the bank and that are not insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation.

  • Marginal note:Withdrawing application

    (3) If a special resolution authorizing the application for the certificate or letters patent so states, the directors of the bank may, without further approval of the shareholders, withdraw the application before it is acted on.

  • Marginal note:Restriction on other transfers

    (4) A bank may not apply to be continued, or to be amalgamated and continued, as the case may be, as a body corporate other than one referred to in subsection (1).

  • 1991, c. 46, s. 574
  • 1997, c. 15, s. 4
  • 1999, c. 28, s. 11
  • 2001, c. 9, s. 50
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 6
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 1915
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