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Canada Cooperatives Act

Version of section 185 from 2018-05-01 to 2022-09-22:


Marginal note:Fractional shares

  •  (1) A cooperative may issue for each fractional investment share, a certificate in registered form or scrip certificates in registered form that entitle the holder to receive a certificate for a full investment share in exchange for scrip certificates equalling a full investment share.

  • Marginal note:Replacement

    (1.1) A cooperative must, on the request of a holder of a certificate for a fractional investment share or scrip certificate that is in bearer form and that was issued before the coming into force of this subsection, issue in exchange to that holder, in registered form, a certificate for a fractional investment share or a scrip certificate, as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Conditions

    (2) The directors may attach conditions to scrip certificates issued by the cooperative, including conditions that

    • (a) the scrip certificates become void or, in Quebec, null if not exchanged for an investment share representing a full investment share before a specified date; and

    • (b) any investment shares for which the scrip certificates are exchangeable may, despite any pre-emptive right, be issued by the cooperative to any person and the proceeds distributed rateably to the holders of the scrip certificates.

  • Marginal note:Voting rights

    (3) A holder of a fractional investment share is not entitled to exercise voting rights or to receive a dividend in respect of the investment share unless

    • (a) the fractional share results from a consolidation of investment shares; or

    • (b) the articles of the cooperative provide otherwise.

  • Marginal note:Exercise of voting rights

    (4) A holder of a scrip certificate is not entitled to exercise voting rights or to receive a dividend in respect of the scrip certificate.

  • 1998, c. 1, s. 185
  • 2011, c. 21, s. 90(E)
  • 2018, c. 8, s. 65
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