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Canada Business Corporations Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-44)

Act current to 2020-11-17 and last amended on 2020-01-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Right to vote

  •  (1) Unless the articles otherwise provide, each share of a corporation entitles the holder thereof to one vote at a meeting of shareholders.

  • Marginal note:Representative

    (2) If a body corporate or association is a shareholder of a corporation, the corporation shall recognize any individual authorized by a resolution of the directors or governing body of the body corporate or association to represent it at meetings of shareholders of the corporation.

  • Marginal note:Powers of representative

    (3) An individual authorized under subsection (2) may exercise on behalf of the body corporate or association all the powers it could exercise if it were an individual shareholder.

  • Marginal note:Joint shareholders

    (4) Unless the by-laws otherwise provide, if two or more persons hold shares jointly, one of those holders present at a meeting of shareholders may in the absence of the others vote the shares, but if two or more of those persons who are present, in person or by proxy, vote, they shall vote as one on the shares jointly held by them.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-44, s. 140
  • 2001, c. 14, s. 135(E)
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