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Insurance Companies Act (S.C. 1991, c. 47)

Act current to 2021-02-15 and last amended on 2019-06-17. Previous Versions

PART XVIIIAdministration (continued)

Notices and Other Documents (continued)

Marginal note:Presumption from return

 A director named in the latest return sent by a company, a society, a provincial society or an insurance holding company to the Superintendent under section 549, 661, 668 or 994 is presumed for the purposes of this Act to be a director of the company, society, provincial company or insurance holding company referred to in the return.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 465

Marginal note:Presumption of receipt

  •  (1) A notice or document sent by mail in accordance with section 1008 to a shareholder, member, policyholder or director is deemed to be received by that person at the time it would be delivered in the ordinary course of mail unless there are reasonable grounds for believing that person did not receive the notice or document at that time or at all.

  • Marginal note:Undelivered notices

    (2) If a company, society, foreign company, provincial company or insurance holding company sends a notice or document to a shareholder, member or policyholder in accordance with section 1008 and it is returned on two consecutive occasions because the shareholder, member or policyholder cannot be found, the company, society, foreign company, provincial company or insurance holding company is not required to send any further notices or documents to them until it is informed in writing of their new address.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 465
  • 2005, c. 54, s. 362

Marginal note:Service on companies, etc.

 A notice or document required by this Act to be sent to or served on a company, a society, a foreign company, a provincial company or an insurance holding company may be sent by registered mail to the head office or chief agency, as the case may be, of the company, society, foreign company, provincial company or insurance holding company and, if so sent, is deemed to be received or served at the time it would be delivered in the ordinary course of mail unless there are reasonable grounds for believing that the company, society, foreign company, provincial company or insurance holding company did not receive the notice or document at that time or at all.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 465

Marginal note:Certificate of companies, etc.

  •  (1) A certificate issued on behalf of a company, a society or an insurance holding company stating any fact that is set out in the incorporating instrument, the by-laws, the minutes of the meetings of the directors, a committee of directors or the shareholders, policyholders or members, or in a contract to which the company, society or insurance holding company is a party, may be signed by a director or an officer of the company, society or insurance holding company.

  • Marginal note:Proof of certain cases

    (2) When introduced as evidence in any civil, criminal or administrative action or proceeding, the following are, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, proof of the facts so certified without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the certificate:

    • (a) a fact stated in a certificate referred to in subsection (1);

    • (b) a certified extract from a securities register of a company or of an insurance holding company; or

    • (c) a certified copy of, or an extract from, minutes of a meeting of shareholders, policyholders, members, directors or a committee of directors of a company, society or insurance holding company.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 465

Marginal note:Entry in securities register

 An entry in the securities register of, or on a security certificate issued by, a company or an insurance holding company is evidence that the person in whose name the security is registered is the owner of the securities described in the register or in the certificate.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 465
  • 2005, c. 54, s. 363(F)

Marginal note:Verification of documents or fact

  •  (1) The Superintendent may require that a document or a fact stated in a document that is required by or under this Act to be sent to the Superintendent or to the Minister be verified in accordance with subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Form of proof

    (2) A document or fact required by this Act or by the Superintendent to be verified may be verified by affidavit made under oath or by statutory declaration under the Canada Evidence Act before any commissioner for oaths or for taking affidavits.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 465

Marginal note:Alternative means of publication

  •  (1) Anything that is required by a provision of this Act to be published in the Canada Gazette or to be published in any other way may, instead of being published in that way, be published in any manner that may be prescribed for the purpose of that provision.

  • Marginal note:Alternative means of publishing summaries

    (2) Anything that is required by a provision of this Act to be summarized in a publication may instead be summarized and published in any manner that may be prescribed for the purpose of that provision.

  • Marginal note:Publication conditions

    (3) Any condition under a provision of this Act that something be published in the Canada Gazette or in any other way is satisfied if that thing is published instead in any manner that may be prescribed for the purpose of that provision.

  • Marginal note:Other consequences

    (4) If a provision of this Act provides for consequences to follow the publication of something in the Canada Gazette or in any other manner, the same consequences follow the publication of that thing in any other manner that may be prescribed for the purpose of that provision.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 465

Approvals

Definition of approval

 In sections 1016.1 to 1016.6, approval includes any consent, designation, order, exemption, extension or other permission granted by the Minister or the Superintendent under this Act, and includes the issuance of letters patent.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 465
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 330

Marginal note:Matters to take into account — Minister

  •  (1) In addition to any matters or conditions provided for in this Act that are relevant to the granting of an approval, the Minister may, in considering whether to grant the approval, take into account all matters that he or she considers relevant in the circumstances, including

    • (a) national security; and

    • (b) Canada’s international relations and its international legal obligations.

  • Marginal note:Matters to take into account — Superintendent

    (2) In addition to any matters or conditions provided for in this Act that are relevant to the granting of an approval and to any prudential considerations that the Superintendent considers relevant in the circumstances, the Superintendent may, in considering whether to grant the approval, take into account

    • (a) national security; and

    • (b) Canada’s international relations and its international legal obligations.

  • 2007, c. 6, s. 330

Marginal note:Minister — terms, conditions and undertakings

  •  (1) In addition to any other action that may be taken under this Act, the Minister may, in granting an approval, impose any terms and conditions or require any undertaking that the Minister considers appropriate, including any terms, conditions or undertakings specified by the Superintendent to maintain or improve the safety and soundness of any financial institution regulated under an Act of Parliament to which the approval relates or that might be affected by it.

  • Marginal note:Commissioner — supervision of terms, conditions and undertakings

    (1.1) If the Minister specifies that the Commissioner is to supervise a company to determine if it is complying with any terms and conditions that are imposed, or undertakings that are required, by the Minister for the protection of the company’s customers, the Commissioner may take the same measures that the Commissioner could take if the terms and conditions or undertaking were a consumer provision.

  • Marginal note:Superintendent — terms, conditions and undertakings

    (2) In addition to any other action that may be taken under this Act, the Superintendent may, in granting an approval, impose any terms and conditions or require any undertaking that the Superintendent considers appropriate.

  • 2007, c. 6, s. 330
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 1860

Marginal note:Revocation, suspension or amendment of approval — Minister

  •  (1) The Minister may revoke, suspend or amend any approval granted by the Minister if he or she considers it appropriate to do so. In deciding whether to take any of those actions, the Minister may take into account all matters that he or she considers relevant in the circumstances, including

    • (a) national security; and

    • (b) Canada’s international relations and its international legal obligations.

  • Marginal note:Revocation, suspension or amendment of approval — Superintendent

    (2) The Superintendent may revoke, suspend or amend any approval granted by the Superintendent if he or she considers it appropriate to do so. In deciding whether to take any of those actions, the Superintendent may take into account any prudential considerations that he or she considers relevant in the circumstances and

    • (a) national security; and

    • (b) Canada’s international relations and its international legal obligations.

  • Marginal note:Representations

    (3) Before taking any action under this section, the Minister or the Superintendent, as the case may be, shall give the person concerned a reasonable opportunity to make representations.

  • 2007, c. 6, s. 330
 
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