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Insurance Companies Act

Version of section 544 from 2006-04-27 to 2023-11-14:

Marginal note:Head office

  •  (1) A society shall at all times have a head office in the province specified in its incorporating instrument or by-laws.

  • Marginal note:Change of head office — different province

    (2) Despite anything contained in its incorporating instrument, any society may, by by-law passed and approved by the votes of at least two thirds of the members entitled to vote by the by-laws of the society who are present or represented at a special meeting duly called for considering the by-law, change the head office of the society from one province to another.

  • Marginal note:Change of head office — within a province

    (2.1) The supreme governing body of a society may, by resolution passed and approved by at least two thirds of the votes cast at a meeting, change the address of the head office within the province specified in the society’s by-laws.

  • Marginal note:Notice of change of address

    (2.2) If there is a change of address of the head office of a society, the society shall send a notice of the change to the Superintendent within fifteen days after the change.

  • Marginal note:Maximum period

    (3) A society shall establish by by-law the maximum period of time within which meetings of the society shall be held.

  • 1991, c. 47, s. 544
  • 1997, c. 15, s. 286
  • 2005, c. 54, s. 298

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