Marginal note:Proposal involving fundamental change
678 (1) On application, made in accordance with the regulations, by a bank to give effect to a proposal to incorporate a bank holding company as the holding body corporate of the bank, to continue a body corporate as a bank holding company of the bank or to amalgamate two or more bodies corporate and continue those bodies corporate as a bank holding company of the bank — and to make any other fundamental change to or in respect of the bank, including an exchange of any or all of the shares of the bank for shares of the bank holding company — , the Minister may, to give effect to the proposal,
(a) include in the letters patent of the bank holding company issued under section 671, 684 or 809 any provision the Minister considers necessary; or
(b) despite any provision of the Act specified in regulations made under paragraph 2(e), give any approval that the Minister considers necessary.
(2) The Governor in Council may make regulations
(a) respecting applications referred to in subsection (1), including their form and the information to be contained in them, and authorizing the Superintendent to require additional information in respect of such applications;
(b) respecting proposals to which subsection (1) applies, including the information to be contained in the proposals and the times within which the transactions involved in them must occur;
(c) respecting the procedures to be followed by a bank that makes an application under subsection (1);
(d) respecting the approval, confirmation or authorization, if any, of all or any portion of proposals to which subsection (1) applies, including the approval of shareholders and including the terms and conditions of those approvals, confirmations or authorizations and their effect; and
(e) specifying provisions of the Act for the purpose of paragraph (1)(b).
- 1999, c. 28, s. 72
- 2001, c. 9, s. 183
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