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Insurance Companies Act

Version of section 790 from 2003-01-01 to 2006-11-27:


Marginal note:Attendance at meeting

  •  (1) A person who solicits a proxy and is appointed proxyholder shall attend in person or cause an alternate proxyholder to attend every meeting in respect of which the proxy is valid, and the proxyholder or alternate proxyholder shall comply with the directions of the shareholder who executed the form of proxy.

  • Marginal note:Rights of proxyholder

    (2) A proxyholder or an alternate proxyholder has the same rights as the appointing shareholder to speak at a meeting of shareholders in respect of any matter, to vote by way of ballot at the meeting and, except where a proxyholder or an alternate proxyholder has conflicting instructions from more than one shareholder, to vote at the meeting in respect of any matter by way of a show of hands.

  • Marginal note:Vote by show of hands

    (3) Where the chairperson of a meeting of shareholders declares to the meeting that, if a ballot were conducted, the total number of votes represented at the meeting by proxy required to be voted against what, to the knowledge of the chairperson, would be the decision of the meeting in relation to any matter or group of matters is less than five per cent of all the votes that might be cast at the meeting on the ballot, unless a shareholder or proxyholder demands a ballot,

    • (a) the chairperson may conduct the vote in respect of that matter or group of matters by way of a show of hands; and

    • (b) a proxyholder or alternate proxyholder may vote in respect of that matter or group of matters by way of a show of hands.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 465
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