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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:Requisition of meeting

  •  (1) The holders of not less than five per cent of the issued shares of a corporation that carry the right to vote at a meeting sought to be held may requisition the directors to call a meeting of shareholders for the purposes stated in the requisition.

  • Marginal note:Form

    (2) The requisition referred to in subsection (1), which may consist of several documents of like form each signed by one or more shareholders, shall state the business to be transacted at the meeting and shall be sent to each director and to the registered office of the corporation.

  • Marginal note:Directors calling meeting

    (3) On receiving the requisition referred to in subsection (1), the directors shall call a meeting of shareholders to transact the business stated in the requisition, unless

    • (a) a record date has been fixed under paragraph 134(1)(c) and notice of it has been given under subsection 134(3);

    • (b) the directors have called a meeting of shareholders and have given notice thereof under section 135; or

    • (c) the business of the meeting as stated in the requisition includes matters described in paragraphs 137(5)(b) to (e).

  • Marginal note:Shareholder calling meeting

    (4) If the directors do not within twenty-one days after receiving the requisition referred to in subsection (1) call a meeting, any shareholder who signed the requisition may call the meeting.

  • Marginal note:Procedure

    (5) A meeting called under this section shall be called as nearly as possible in the manner in which meetings are to be called pursuant to the by-laws, this Part and Part XIII.

  • Marginal note:Reimbursement

    (6) Unless the shareholders otherwise resolve at a meeting called under subsection (4), the corporation shall reimburse the shareholders the expenses reasonably incurred by them in requisitioning, calling and holding the meeting.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-44, s. 143
  • 2001, c. 14, s. 63
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