Canada Cooperatives Act
Marginal note:Evidence of member or shareholder approval not decisive
341 (1) No application made and no action brought or intervened in under this Part is to be stayed or dismissed by reason only that it is shown that an alleged breach of a right or duty owed to the cooperative or any of its subsidiaries has been or may be approved by the members or shareholders, but evidence of approval by the members or shareholders must be taken into account by the court in making an order under section 313 or this Part.
Marginal note:Court approval to discontinue
(2) No application made and no action brought or intervened in under this Part is to be stayed, discontinued, settled or dismissed for want of prosecution without the approval of the court given on any terms that the court considers appropriate.
(3) If the court determines that the interests of a complainant may be substantially affected by a stay, discontinuance, settlement or dismissal mentioned in subsection (2), the court may order any party to the application or action to give notice of the application or action to the complainant.
Marginal note:No security for costs
(4) A complainant is not required to give security for costs in an application made or action brought or intervened in under this Part.
Marginal note:Interim costs
(5) In an application made or an action brought or intervened in under this Part, the court may at any time order the cooperative or its subsidiary to pay to the complainant interim costs, including legal fees and disbursements, but the complainant may be held accountable for any interim costs so paid on the final disposition of the application or action.
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