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Insurance Companies Act

Version of section 954 from 2012-06-29 to 2012-12-13:


Marginal note:Constraining registration — Crown and foreign governments

  •  (1) No insurance holding company shall record in its securities register a transfer or issue of any share of the insurance holding company to

    • (a) Her Majesty in right of Canada or of a province or any agent or agency of Her Majesty in either of those rights; or

    • (b) the government of a foreign country or any political subdivision thereof, or any agent or agency thereof.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Despite subsection (1), an insurance holding company may record in its securities register a transfer or issue of any share of the insurance holding company to a foreign institution that is controlled by the government of a foreign country or any political subdivision of a foreign country, or by any agent or agency of a foreign government, if the share that is transferred or issued is beneficially owned by the foreign institution or by an entity controlled by the foreign institution.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) Despite subsection (1), an insurance holding company may, with the Minister’s approval, record in its securities register the issue of any share of the insurance holding company to an eligible agent.

  • Marginal note:Ministerial approval

    (4) The Minister, in determining whether to grant the approval referred to in subsection (3), shall take into account all matters that he or she considers relevant, including those set out in paragraphs 947(1)(a) to (g).

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 465
  • 2012, c. 5, s. 156, c. 19, s. 346
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