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Bank Act

Version of section 3 from 2012-12-19 to 2020-03-05:


Marginal note:Control

  •  (1) For the purposes of this Act,

    • (a) a person controls a body corporate if securities of the body corporate to which are attached more than 50 per cent of the votes that may be cast to elect directors of the body corporate are beneficially owned by the person and the votes attached to those securities are sufficient, if exercised, to elect a majority of the directors of the body corporate;

    • (a.1) a person controls a federal credit union if the person and all of the entities controlled by the person have the right to exercise more than 50 per cent of the votes that may be cast at an annual meeting or to elect the majority of the directors of the federal credit union;

    • (b) a person controls an unincorporated entity, other than a limited partnership, if more than 50 per cent of the ownership interests, however designated, into which the entity is divided are beneficially owned by that person and the person is able to direct the business and affairs of the entity;

    • (c) the general partner of a limited partnership controls the limited partnership; and

    • (d) a person controls an entity if the person has any direct or indirect influence that, if exercised, would result in control in fact of the entity.

  • Marginal note:Deemed control

    (2) A person who controls an entity is deemed to control any entity that is controlled, or deemed to be controlled, by the entity.

  • Marginal note:Deemed control

    (3) A person is deemed to control, within the meaning of paragraph (1)(a) or (b), an entity if the aggregate of

    • (a) any securities of the entity that are beneficially owned by that person, and

    • (b) any securities of the entity that are beneficially owned by any entity controlled by that person

    is such that, if that person and all of the entities referred to in paragraph (b) that beneficially own securities of the entity were one person, that person would control the entity.

  • Marginal note:Guidelines

    (4) The Minister may, for any purpose of any provision of this Act that refers to control within the meaning of paragraph (1)(d), make guidelines respecting what constitutes such control, including guidelines describing the policy objectives that the guidelines and the relevant provisions of the Act are intended to achieve and, if any such guidelines are made, the reference to paragraph (1)(d) in that provision shall be interpreted in accordance with the guidelines.

  • Marginal note:Guidelines — federal credit union

    (5) The Minister may, for any purpose of any provision of this Act that refers to control within the meaning of paragraph (1)(d), make guidelines respecting what constitutes such control of a federal credit union, including guidelines describing the policy objectives that the guidelines and the relevant provisions of the Act are intended to achieve and, if any such guidelines are made, the reference to paragraph (1)(d) in that provision is to be interpreted in accordance with the guidelines.

  • 1991, c. 46, s. 3
  • 2001, c. 9, s. 37
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 1897
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