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Insurance Companies Act

Version of section 676 from 2023-06-22 to 2024-02-20:


Marginal note:Superintendent’s directions to companies, etc.

  •  (1) Where, in the opinion of the Superintendent, a company, society, foreign company or provincial company, or a person with respect to a company, society, foreign company or provincial company,

    • (a) is committing, or is about to commit, an act that is an unsafe or unsound practice in conducting the business of the company, society, foreign company or provincial company, or

    • (b) is pursuing or is about to pursue any course of conduct that is an unsafe or unsound practice in conducting the business of the company, society, foreign company or provincial company,

    the Superintendent may direct the company, society, foreign company, provincial company or person to

    • (c) cease or refrain from committing the act or pursuing the course of conduct, and

    • (d) perform such acts as in the opinion of the Superintendent are necessary to remedy the situation.

  • Marginal note:Directions — policies and procedures

    (1.1) If, in the opinion of the Superintendent, a company, society, or provincial company does not have adequate policies and procedures to protect itself against threats to its integrity or security, or a foreign company does not have adequate policies and procedures to protect itself against threats to its integrity or security in relation to its business in Canada, the Superintendent may direct the company, society, foreign company or provincial company to take any measures that in the opinion of the Superintendent are necessary to remedy the situation.

  • Marginal note:Opportunity for representations

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), no direction shall be issued to a company, society, foreign company, provincial company or person under subsection (1) or (1.1) unless the company, society, foreign company, provincial company or person is provided with a reasonable opportunity to make representations in respect of the matter.

  • Marginal note:Temporary direction

    (3) If, in the opinion of the Superintendent, the length of time required for representations to be made under subsection (2) might be prejudicial to the public interest, the Superintendent may make a temporary direction with respect to the matters referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) or subsection (1.1) having effect for a period of not more than 15 days.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (4) Subject to section 677, a temporary direction under subsection (3) continues to have effect after the expiration of the fifteen day period referred to in that subsection if no representations are made to the Superintendent within that period or, if representations have been made, the Superintendent notifies the company, society, foreign company, provincial company or person that the Superintendent is not satisfied that there are sufficient grounds for revoking the direction.

  • 1991, c. 47, s. 676
  • 2023, c. 26, s. 587

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