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Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act

Version of section 16 from 2013-09-02 to 2022-06-01:


Marginal note:No grant or gratuity to be made

  •  (1) The Commissioner, a person appointed under subsection 4(4), a Deputy Commissioner and any person appointed under section 10 shall not accept or receive, directly or indirectly, any grant or gratuity from a financial institution, bank holding company, insurance holding company, external complaints body, or from a director, officer or employee of any of them, and no such financial institution, bank holding company, insurance holding company, external complaints body, director, officer or employee shall make or give any such grant or gratuity.

  • Marginal note:No grant or gratuity — payment card network operators

    (1.1) The Commissioner, a person appointed under subsection 4(4), a Deputy Commissioner and any person appointed under section 10 shall not accept or receive, directly or indirectly, any grant or gratuity from a payment card network operator, or any of its directors, officers or employees, and no payment card network operator, or any of its directors, officers or employees shall make or give any such grant or gratuity.

  • Marginal note:Offence and punishment

    (2) Every person, financial institution, bank holding company, insurance holding company or payment card network operator that contravenes subsection (1) or (1.1) is guilty of an offence and liable

    • (a) on summary conviction, to a fine of not more than $2000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months or to both; or

    • (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine of not more than $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years or to both.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 16
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 1840, c. 25, s. 159
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