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Version of section 10 from 2012-12-19 to 2019-07-01:


Marginal note:Substantial investment in body corporate

  •  (1) A person has a substantial investment in a body corporate where

    • (a) the voting rights attached to the aggregate of any voting shares of the body corporate beneficially owned by the person and by any entities controlled by the person exceed 10 per cent of the voting rights attached to all of the outstanding voting shares of the body corporate;

    • (b) the aggregate of any shares of the body corporate beneficially owned by the person and by any entities controlled by the person represents ownership of greater than 25 per cent of the shareholders’ equity of the body corporate; or

    • (c) in the case of a body corporate that is a federal credit union,

      • (i) the voting rights of the person and of entities controlled by the person exceed 10 per cent of the aggregate of the voting rights that may be exercised by members and shareholders, or

      • (ii) the aggregate of any shares and membership shares of the federal credit union beneficially owned by the person and by any entities controlled by the person represents ownership of greater than 25 per cent of the members’ and shareholders’ equity of the federal credit union.

  • Marginal note:Increasing substantial investment in body corporate

    (2) A person who has a substantial investment in a body corporate pursuant to paragraph (1)(a) increases that substantial investment when the person or any entity controlled by the person

    • (a) acquires beneficial ownership of additional voting shares of the body corporate in such number as to increase the percentage of voting rights attached to the aggregate of the voting shares of the body corporate beneficially owned by the person and by any entities controlled by the person; or

    • (b) acquires control of any entity that beneficially owns any voting shares of the body corporate in such number as to increase the percentage of voting rights attached to the aggregate of the voting shares of the body corporate beneficially owned by the person and by any entities controlled by the person.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) A person who has a substantial investment in a body corporate pursuant to paragraph (1)(b) increases that substantial investment when the person or any entity controlled by the person

    • (a) acquires beneficial ownership of additional shares of the body corporate in such number as to increase the percentage of the shareholders’ equity of the body corporate represented by the aggregate of the shares of the body corporate beneficially owned by the person and by any entities controlled by the person; or

    • (b) acquires control of any entity that beneficially owns any shares of the body corporate in such number as to increase the percentage of the shareholders’ equity of the body corporate represented by the aggregate of the shares of the body corporate beneficially owned by the person and by any entities controlled by the person.

  • Marginal note:Increasing substantial investment in federal credit unions

    (3.1) A person who has a substantial investment in a federal credit union under subparagraph (1)(c)(i) increases that substantial investment when the percentage of the voting rights of the person and of entities controlled by the person in relation to the aggregate of the voting rights that may be exercised by members and shareholders is increased for any reason.

  • Marginal note:Increasing substantial investment in federal credit unions

    (3.2) A person who has a substantial investment in a federal credit union under subparagraph (1)(c)(ii) increases that substantial investment when

    • (a) the person or any entity controlled by the person acquires beneficial ownership of additional shares or membership shares of the federal credit union in such number as to increase the percentage of the members’ and shareholders’ equity of the federal credit union represented by the aggregate of the shares and membership shares beneficially owned by the person and by entities controlled by the person; or

    • (b) the person or any entity controlled by the person acquires control of any entity that beneficially owns shares or membership shares of the federal credit union in such number as to increase the percentage of the members’ and shareholders’ equity of the federal credit union represented by the aggregate of the shares and membership shares beneficially owned by the person and by entities controlled by the person.

  • Marginal note:New substantial investment

    (4) For greater certainty,

    • (a) where a person has a substantial investment in a body corporate pursuant to paragraph (1)(a) and the person, or any entity controlled by the person,

      • (i) purchases or otherwise acquires beneficial ownership of shares of the body corporate, or

      • (ii) acquires control of any entity that beneficially owns shares of the body corporate,

      in such number as to cause the shareholders’ equity of the body corporate represented by the aggregate of the shares of the body corporate beneficially owned by the person and by any entities controlled by the person to exceed 25 per cent of the shareholders’ equity of the body corporate, or

    • (b) where a person has a substantial investment in a body corporate pursuant to paragraph (1)(b) and the person or any entity controlled by the person

      • (i) purchases or otherwise acquires beneficial ownership of voting shares of the body corporate, or

      • (ii) acquires control of any entity that beneficially owns voting shares of the body corporate,

      in such number as to cause the voting rights attached to the aggregate of the voting shares beneficially owned by the person and by any entities controlled by the person to exceed 10 per cent of the voting rights attached to all of the outstanding voting shares of the body corporate,

    the acquisition is deemed to cause the person to increase a substantial investment in the body corporate.

  • Marginal note:New substantial investment — federal credit union

    (4.1) For greater certainty,

    • (a) if a person has a substantial investment in a federal credit union under subparagraph (1)(c)(i) and the person, or any entity controlled by the person, purchases or otherwise acquires beneficial ownership of shares or membership shares of the federal credit union or acquires control of any entity that beneficially owns shares or membership shares of the federal credit union, the acquisition is deemed to cause the person to increase a substantial investment in the federal credit union if the percentage of the members’ and shareholders’ equity of the federal credit union represented by the aggregate of the shares and membership shares of the federal credit union beneficially owned by the person and by any entities controlled by the person exceeds 25 per cent of the members’ and shareholders’ equity of the federal credit union; or

    • (b) if a person has a substantial investment in a federal credit union under subparagraph (1)(c)(ii) and the person or any entity controlled by the person acquires voting rights in the federal credit union — or acquires control of any entity that has voting rights in the federal credit union — in such number that the percentage of the voting rights of the person and entities controlled by the person exceeds 10 per cent of the aggregate of the voting rights of the members and shareholders of the federal credit union, the acquisition is deemed to cause the person to increase a substantial investment in the federal credit union.

  • Marginal note:Substantial investment in unincorporated entity

    (5) A person has a substantial investment in an unincorporated entity where the aggregate of any ownership interests, however designated, into which the entity is divided, beneficially owned by the person and by any entities controlled by the person exceeds 25 per cent of all of the ownership interests into which the entity is divided.

  • Marginal note:Increasing substantial investment in unincorporated entities

    (6) A person who has a substantial investment in an unincorporated entity increases that substantial investment when the person or any entity controlled by the person

    • (a) acquires beneficial ownership of additional ownership interests in the unincorporated entity in such number as to increase the percentage of ownership interests in the unincorporated entity beneficially owned by the person and by any entities controlled by the person; or

    • (b) acquires control of any entity that beneficially owns ownership interests in the unincorporated entity in such number as to increase the percentage of ownership interests beneficially owned by the person and by any entities controlled by the person.

  • 1991, c. 46, s. 10
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 1901
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