PART VIIOwnership (continued)
DIVISION IIIDirections (continued)
Marginal note:Interest of securities underwriter
434 This Part does not apply to a securities underwriter in respect of shares of a body corporate or ownership interests in an unincorporated entity that are acquired by the underwriter in the course of a distribution to the public of those shares or ownership interests and that are held by the underwriter for a period of not more than six months.
Marginal note:Arrangements to effect compliance
(a) require any person in whose name a share of the company is held to submit a declaration setting out
(b) require any person who wishes to have a transfer of a share registered in the name of, or to have a share issued to, that person to submit a declaration referred to in paragraph (a) as though the person were the holder of that share; and
(c) determine the circumstances in which a declaration referred to in paragraph (a) is to be required, the form of the declaration and the times at which it is to be submitted.
Marginal note:Order of Superintendent
(2) The Superintendent may, by order, direct a company to obtain from any person in whose name a share of the company is held a declaration setting out the name of every entity controlled by that person and containing information concerning
Marginal note:Compliance required
(3) As soon as possible after receipt by a company of a direction under subsection (2),
Marginal note:Outstanding declaration: effect
(4) Where, pursuant to this section, a declaration is required to be submitted by a shareholder or other person in respect of the issue or transfer of any share, a company may refuse to issue the share or register the transfer unless the required declaration is submitted.
Marginal note:Reliance on information
436 A company and any person who is a director or an officer, employee or agent of the company may rely on any information contained in a declaration required by the directors pursuant to section 435 or on any information otherwise acquired in respect of any matter that might be the subject of such a declaration, and no action lies against the company or any such person for anything done or omitted to be done in good faith in reliance on any such information.
437 [Repealed, 1994, c. 47, s. 128]
Marginal note:Exemption regulations
438 The Governor in Council may, by regulation, exempt from any of the provisions of this Part any share transaction or any class of share transactions involving the transfer of shares on the death of the beneficial owner thereof, or any arrangement made in contemplation of the death of the beneficial owner, to one or more members of the beneficial owner’s family, or to one or more trustees on their behalf.
Marginal note:Competition Act
PART VIIIBusiness and Powers
Marginal note:Main business
(2) For greater certainty, a company may
(a) act as a financial agent, receiver, liquidator or sequestrator;
(b) provide investment counselling services and portfolio management services; and
(c) issue payment, credit or charge cards and, in cooperation with others including other financial institutions, operate a payment, credit or charge card plan.
- 1991, c. 47, s. 440
- 2009, c. 2, s. 282(F)
Marginal note:Additional activities
(a) act as an agent for vendors, purchasers, mortgagors, mortgagees, lessors or lessees of real property and provide consulting or appraisal services in respect of real property;
(b) hold, manage and otherwise deal with real property;
(c) provide information processing services in Canada that the company has developed for its own use and that are an integral part of the company’s operations to entities in which the company has a substantial investment that do not provide information processing services to other entities;
(d) outside Canada, or with the prior written approval of the Minister, in Canada, engage in any of the following activities, namely,
(i) collecting, manipulating and transmitting
(ii) providing advisory or other services in the design, development or implementation of information management systems,
(iii) designing, developing or marketing computer software, and
(iv) designing, developing, manufacturing or selling, as an ancillary activity to any activity referred to in any of subparagraphs (i) to (iii) that the company is engaging in, computer equipment integral to the provision of information services related to the business of financial institutions or to the provision of financial services;
(d.1) with the prior written approval of the Minister, develop, design, hold, manage, manufacture, sell or otherwise deal with data transmission systems, information sites, communication devices or information platforms or portals that are used
(e) promote merchandise and services to the holders of any payment, credit or charge card issued by the company;
(f) engage in the sale of
(i) tickets, including lottery tickets, on a non-profit public service basis in connection with special, temporary and infrequent non-commercial celebrations or projects that are of local, municipal, provincial or national interest,
(ii) urban transit tickets, and
(iii) tickets in respect of a lottery sponsored by the federal government or a provincial or municipal government or an agency of any such government or governments;
(g) act as a custodian of property;
(h) with the consent of the Minister
(i) provide safety and risk prevention services and services respecting risk management and claims adjustment, where the provision of those services is reasonably ancillary to the business of insurance carried on by the company,
(ii) operate rehabilitation and training and development centres, where the operation of those centres is reasonably ancillary to the business of insurance carried on by the company,
(iii) provide computer systems to independent insurance brokers and agents, where the provision of those systems is reasonably ancillary to the business of insurance carried on by the company,
(iv) provide support to independent insurance brokers and agents, where the provision of that support is reasonably ancillary to the business of insurance carried on by the company,
(v) operate repair and appraisal centres, where the operation of those centres is reasonably ancillary to the business of insurance carried on by the company, and
(vi) carry on any other activities that are reasonably ancillary to the business of insurance carried on by the company; and
(i) provide identification, authentication or verification services.
Marginal note:Additional activities — life companies
(1.1) A life company may engage, under prescribed terms and conditions, if any are prescribed, in specialized business management or advisory services.
Marginal note:Terms and conditions
(2) A consent given under paragraph (1)(h) is subject to the terms and conditions imposed by the Minister.
(3) Except as authorized by or under this Act, a company shall not deal in goods, wares or merchandise or engage in any trade or other business.
(4) The Governor in Council may make regulations
(a) respecting what a company may or may not do with respect to the carrying on of the activities referred to in any of paragraphs (1)(d) and (d.1) and subsection (1.1);
(b) imposing terms and conditions in respect of
(c) respecting the circumstances in which companies may be exempted from the requirement to obtain the approval of the Minister before carrying on a particular activity referred to in paragraph (1)(d) or (d.1).
- 1991, c. 47, s. 441
- 1993, c. 34, s. 80(F)
- 1994, c. 26, s. 41(F)
- 1997, c. 15, s. 247
- 2001, c. 9, s. 416
- 2007, c. 6, s. 217(E)
- 2018, c. 12, s. 329
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