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Bank of Canada Act

Version of section 23 from 2012-12-19 to 2022-09-22:


Marginal note:Prohibited business

 The Bank shall not, except as authorized by this Act,

  • (a) engage or have a direct interest in any trade or business whatever;

  • (b) purchase, or make loans on the security of, its own shares or the shares or membership shares of any bank, except the Bank for International Settlements;

  • (c) lend or make advances on the security of any real property or immovable, except that, in the event of any claims of the Bank being in the opinion of the Board endangered, the Bank may secure itself on any real property, or obtain security on any immovable, of the debtor or any other person liable and may acquire that property, which shall be resold as practicable after the acquisition;

  • (d) make loans or advances without security;

  • (e) pay interest on any money deposited with the Bank; or

  • (f) allow the renewal of maturing bills of exchange, promissory notes or other similar documents purchased or discounted by or pledged to the Bank, except that the Board may make regulations authorizing in special circumstances not more than one renewal of any such bill of exchange, promissory note or other document.

  • R.S., 1985, c. B-2, s. 23
  • 1997, c. 15, s. 101(E)
  • 2001, c. 4, s. 59
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 2112
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