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Insurance Companies Act

Version of section 725 from 2007-04-20 to 2024-02-20:


Marginal note:Transitional

  •  (1) Despite any other provision of this Act or the regulations, the Minister may, on the recommendation of the Superintendent, by order, grant to an insurance holding company in respect of which letters patent were issued under subsection 721(1) permission to

    • (a) engage in a business activity specified in the order that the insurance holding company would not otherwise be permitted by this Act to engage in and that the body corporate continued as the insurance holding company was engaging in at the time the application for the letters patent was made;

    • (b) continue to have issued and outstanding debt obligations the issue of which is not authorized by this Act if the debt obligations were outstanding at the time the application for the letters patent was made;

    • (c) hold assets that the insurance holding company would not otherwise be permitted by this Act to hold, if the assets were held by the body corporate continued as the insurance holding company at the time the application for the letters patent was made;

    • (d) acquire and hold assets that the insurance holding company would not otherwise be permitted by this Act to acquire or hold, if the body corporate continued as the insurance holding company was obliged, at the time the application for the letters patent was made, to acquire those assets; and

    • (e) maintain outside Canada any records or registers required by this Act to be maintained in Canada.

  • Marginal note:Duration

    (2) The permission granted under subsection (1) shall be expressed to be granted for a period specified in the order not exceeding

    • (a) with respect to any activity described in paragraph (1)(a), thirty days after the effective date of the letters patent or, where the activity is conducted pursuant to an agreement existing on the effective date of the letters patent, the expiration of the agreement;

    • (b) with respect to any matter described in paragraph (1)(b), ten years; and

    • (c) with respect to any matter described in any of paragraphs (1)(c) to (e), two years.

  • Marginal note:Renewal

    (3) Subject to subsection (4), the Minister may, on the recommendation of the Superintendent, by order, renew a permission granted by order under subsection (1) with respect to any matter described in paragraphs (1)(b) to (d) for such further period or periods as the Minister considers necessary.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (4) The Minister shall not grant to an insurance holding company any permission

    • (a) with respect to matters described in paragraph (1)(b), that purports to be effective more than ten years after the effective date of the letters patent of continuance issued to continue the insurance holding company under this Part, unless the Minister is satisfied on the basis of evidence on oath provided by an officer of the insurance holding company that the insurance holding company will not be able at law to redeem at the end of the ten years the outstanding debt obligations to which the permission relates; and

    • (b) with respect to matters described in paragraphs (1)(c) and (d), that purports to be effective more than ten years after the effective date of the letters patent of continuance issued to continue the insurance holding company under this Part.

  • 1991, c. 47, s. 725
  • 2001, c. 9, s. 465
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 311

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