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Investment Canada Act

Version of section 37 from 2003-01-01 to 2009-03-11:

Marginal note:Ministerial opinions

  •  (1) Where any question arises under this Act as to whether an individual or an entity is a Canadian, the Minister shall, on application by or on behalf of the individual or entity, forthwith consider the application and any information and evidence submitted therewith and, unless the Minister concludes that the information and evidence submitted therewith is not sufficient to enable the Minister to reach an opinion on the question, shall provide the applicant with a written opinion for the guidance of the applicant.

  • Marginal note:Other opinions

    (2) Anyone may apply to the Minister, with supporting information, for an opinion on the applicability to him of any provision of this Act or the regulations to which subsection (1) does not apply, and the Minister may provide the applicant with a written opinion for the applicant’s guidance.

  • Marginal note:Opinion binding

    (3) If the material facts submitted by or on behalf of an applicant for an opinion are accurate, a written opinion provided under this section is binding on the Minister and the Director for so long as the material facts on which the opinion was based remain substantially unchanged.

  • Marginal note:Authorized opinions

    (4) The Minister may authorize the Director or any person the Minister deems qualified to provide written opinions under this section, and any opinion so provided has the same effect as if it had been provided under this section by the Minister.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 28 (1st Supp.), s. 37
  • 1988, c. 65, s. 137
  • 1994, c. 47, s. 135
  • 1995, c. 1, s. 50

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