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Canada Business Corporations Act

Version of section 170 from 2011-11-29 to 2020-07-28:


Marginal note:Right to information

  •  (1) On the demand of an auditor of a corporation, the present or former directors, officers, employees, agents or mandataries of the corporation shall provide any

    • (a) information and explanations, and

    • (b) access to records, documents, books, accounts and vouchers of the corporation or any of its subsidiaries

    that are, in the opinion of the auditor, necessary to enable the auditor to make the examination and report required under section 169 and that the directors, officers, employees, agents or mandataries are reasonably able to provide.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) On the demand of the auditor of a corporation, the directors of the corporation shall

    • (a) obtain from the present or former directors, officers, employees and agents or mandataries of any subsidiary of the corporation the information and explanations that the present or former directors, officers, employees and agents or mandataries are reasonably able to provide and that are, in the opinion of the auditor, necessary to enable the auditor to make the examination and report required under section 169; and

    • (b) furnish the auditor with the information and explanations so obtained.

  • Marginal note:No civil liability

    (3) A person who in good faith makes an oral or written communication under subsection (1) or (2) is not liable in any civil proceeding arising from having made the communication.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-44, s. 170
  • 2001, c. 14, ss. 81, 135(E)
  • 2011, c. 21, s. 57(E)
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