Canada Business Corporations Act
Marginal note:Offences with respect to reports
250 (1) A person who makes or assists in making a report, return, notice or other document required by this Act or the regulations to be sent to the Director or to any other person that
(a) contains an untrue statement of a material fact, or
(b) omits to state a material fact required therein or necessary to make a statement contained therein not misleading in the light of the circumstances in which it was made
is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both.
Marginal note:Officers, etc., of bodies corporate
(2) Where a body corporate commits an offence under subsection (1), any director or officer of the body corporate who knowingly authorized, permitted or acquiesced in the commission of the offence is a party to and guilty of the offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both, whether or not the body corporate has been prosecuted or convicted.
(3) No person is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) or (2) if the person did not know, and in the exercise of reasonable diligence could not have known, of the untrue statement or omission.
Marginal note:Register of individuals with significant control
(4) For greater certainty, a register referred to in subsection 21.1(1) or an extract from it is not a report, return, notice or other document for the purposes of this section.
- R.S., 1985, c. C-44, s. 250
- 2001, c. 14, s. 135(E)
- 2018, c. 27, s. 184
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