Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Search

Canada Business Corporations Act

Version of section 147 from 2011-11-29 to 2020-06-17:


Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Part,

form of proxy

form of proxy means a written or printed form that, on completion and execution or, in Quebec, on signing by or on behalf of a shareholder, becomes a proxy; (formulaire de procuration)

intermediary

intermediary means a person who holds a security on behalf of another person who is not the registered holder of the security, and includes

  • (a) a securities broker or dealer required to be registered to trade or deal in securities under the laws of any jurisdiction;

  • (b) a securities depositary;

  • (c) a financial institution;

  • (d) in respect of a clearing agency, a securities dealer, trust company, bank or other person, including another clearing agency, on whose behalf the clearing agency or its nominees hold securities of an issuer;

  • (e) a trustee or administrator of a self-administered retirement savings plan, retirement income fund, education savings plan or other similar self-administered savings or investment plan registered under the Income Tax Act;

  • (f) a nominee of a person referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (e); and

  • (g) a person who carries out functions similar to those carried out by individuals or entities referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (e) and that holds a security registered in its name, or in the name of its nominee, on behalf of another person who is not the registered holder of the security. (intermédiaire)

proxy

proxy means a completed and executed or, in Quebec, signed form of proxy by means of which a shareholder appoints a proxyholder to attend and act on the shareholder’s behalf at a meeting of shareholders; (procuration)

registrant

registrant[Repealed, 2001, c. 14, s. 67]

solicit

solicit or solicitation

  • (a) includes

    • (i) a request for a proxy whether or not accompanied by or included in a form of proxy,

    • (ii) a request to execute or not to execute or, in Quebec, to sign or not to sign a form of proxy or to revoke a proxy,

    • (iii) the sending of a form of proxy or other communication to a shareholder under circumstances reasonably calculated to result in the procurement, withholding or revocation of a proxy, and

    • (iv) the sending of a form of proxy to a shareholder under section 149; but

  • (b) does not include

    • (i) the sending of a form of proxy in response to an unsolicited request made by or on behalf of a shareholder,

    • (ii) the performance of administrative acts or professional services on behalf of a person soliciting a proxy,

    • (iii) the sending by an intermediary of the documents referred to in section 153,

    • (iv) a solicitation by a person in respect of shares of which the person is the beneficial owner,

    • (v) a public announcement, as prescribed, by a shareholder of how the shareholder intends to vote and the reasons for that decision,

    • (vi) a communication for the purposes of obtaining the number of shares required for a shareholder proposal under subsection 137(1.1), or

    • (vii) a communication, other than a solicitation by or on behalf of the management of the corporation, that is made to shareholders, in any circumstances that may be prescribed; (sollicitation)

solicitation by or on behalf of the management of a corporation

solicitation by or on behalf of the management of a corporation means a solicitation by any person pursuant to a resolution or instructions of, or with the acquiescence of, the directors or a committee of the directors. (sollicitation effectuée par la direction ou pour son compte)

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-44, s. 147
  • 2001, c. 14, ss. 67, 135(E)
  • 2011, c. 21, s. 54(E)
Date modified: