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Version of section 522.14 from 2008-05-19 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Temporary investments

  •  (1) Subject to sections 522.21 and 522.211, a foreign bank or an entity associated with a foreign bank may, by way of temporary investment, acquire or hold control of, or a substantial investment in, a Canadian entity if the foreign bank or the entity associated with a foreign bank has a financial establishment in Canada or would, by virtue of the temporary investment, have a financial establishment in Canada.

  • Marginal note:Divestiture

    (2) If subsection (1) applies in respect of a foreign bank or an entity associated with a foreign bank, the foreign bank or entity shall do all things necessary to ensure that, within two years after acquiring the control or the substantial investment or within any other period that may be specified or approved by the Minister, it no longer controls or has a substantial investment in the entity.

  • Marginal note:Extension

    (3) On application by a foreign bank, or an entity associated with a foreign bank, the Minister may extend the period referred to in subsection (2) by any further period or periods.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (4) If a foreign bank, or an entity associated with a foreign bank, acquires or holds, by way of a temporary investment, control of, or a substantial investment in, a Canadian entity for which the approval of the Minister would have been required under any of paragraphs 522.22(1)(a) to (e) if the foreign bank or the entity associated with a foreign bank had acquired the control or the substantial investment under section 522.07 or 522.08, the foreign bank or the entity associated with a foreign bank shall, within 90 days after acquiring control, or after acquiring the substantial investment,

    • (a) apply to the Minister for approval to retain control of the Canadian entity or to continue to hold the substantial investment in the Canadian entity for a period specified by the Minister or for an indeterminate period on any terms and conditions that the Minister considers appropriate; or

    • (b) do all things necessary to ensure that, on the expiry of the 90 days, it no longer controls the Canadian entity or holds a substantial investment in the Canadian entity.

  • Marginal note:Deemed temporary investment

    (5) If a foreign bank or an entity associated with a foreign bank holds control of, or a substantial investment in, a Canadian entity as permitted by this Division and the foreign bank or the entity associated with the foreign bank becomes aware of a change in the business, affairs or activities of the Canadian entity that, if the change had taken place before the acquisition of control or the substantial investment, would have caused the entity not to be a limited commercial entity or a Canadian entity referred to in section 522.07 or 522.08 or would have been such that approval for the acquisition would have been required under any of paragraphs 522.22(1)(a) to (e) or (g), the foreign bank or the entity associated with the foreign bank is deemed to have acquired, on the day it becomes aware of the change, a temporary investment in respect of which subsections (1) to (4) apply.

  • Marginal note:Notification

    (6) Within 90 days after acquiring control or a substantial investment under subsection (1) or (5), a foreign bank or an entity associated with a foreign bank shall notify the Minister in writing of the acquisition.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 132
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 63

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