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Bank Act

Version of section 203 from 2006-11-28 to 2024-05-28:

Marginal note:Director to abstain

  •  (1) A director who is required to make a disclosure under subsection 202(1) shall not be present at any meeting of directors, or of a committee of directors, while the contract or transaction is being considered or vote on any resolution to approve it unless the contract or transaction

    • (a) relates primarily to their remuneration as a director, officer, employee or agent of the bank, an entity controlled by the bank or an entity in which the bank has a substantial investment;

    • (b) is for indemnity under section 212 or insurance under section 213; or

    • (c) is with an affiliate of the bank.

  • Marginal note:Ineligibility

    (2) Any director who knowingly contravenes subsection (1) ceases to hold office as director and is not eligible, for a period of five years after the date on which the contravention occurred, for election or appointment as a director of any financial institution that is incorporated or formed by or under an Act of Parliament.

  • Marginal note:Validity of acts

    (3) An act of the board of directors of a bank, or of a committee of the board of directors, is not invalid because a person acting as a director had ceased under subsection (2) to hold office as a director.

  • 1991, c. 46, s. 203
  • 1997, c. 15, s. 26
  • 2005, c. 54, s. 40

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