Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada


Bank Act

Version of section 178 from 2006-04-27 to 2012-12-18:

Marginal note:Class vacancy

 Notwithstanding section 183, where the holders of any class or series of shares of a bank have an exclusive right to elect one or more directors and a vacancy occurs among those directors, then, subject to section 176,

  • (a) the remaining directors elected by the holders of that class or series of shares may fill the vacancy except one resulting from an increase in the number or the minimum or maximum number of directors for that class or series or from a failure to elect the number or minimum number of directors provided for in the by-laws for that class or series;

  • (b) if there are no such remaining directors and, by reason of the vacancy, the number of directors or the composition of the board of directors fails to meet any of the requirements of section 159, subsection 163(1) and section 164, the other directors may fill that vacancy; and

  • (c) if there are no such remaining directors and paragraph (b) does not apply, any holder of shares of that class or series may call a meeting of the holders thereof for the purpose of filling the vacancy.

  • 1991, c. 46, s. 178
  • 2005, c. 54, s. 35

Date modified: