Financial Administration Act
Marginal note:Persons not eligible
135 (1) A person is disqualified from being appointed or re-appointed or continuing as an auditor of a Crown corporation pursuant to section 134 if that person is not independent of the corporation, any of its affiliates, or the directors or officers of the corporation or any of its affiliates.
(2) For the purposes of this section,
(a) independence is a question of fact; and
(b) a person is deemed not to be independent if that person or any of that person’s business partners
(i) is a business partner, director, officer or employee of the Crown corporation or any of its affiliates, or a business partner of any director, officer or employee of the corporation or any of its affiliates,
(ii) beneficially owns or controls, directly or indirectly through a trustee, legal representative, agent or other intermediary, a material interest in the shares or debt of the Crown corporation or any of its affiliates, or
(iii) has been a receiver, receiver-manager, liquidator or trustee in bankruptcy of the Crown corporation or any of its affiliates within two years of the person’s proposed appointment as auditor of the corporation.
(3) An auditor of a Crown corporation who becomes disqualified under this section shall resign immediately after becoming aware of the disqualification.
- R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 135
- 2005, c. 30, s. 37
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