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Insurance Companies Act

Version of section 927 from 2007-04-20 to 2024-02-20:


Marginal note:Constraining acquisition

  •  (1) No person, or entity controlled by a person, shall, without the approval of the Minister, purchase or otherwise acquire any share of an insurance holding company or purchase or otherwise acquire control of any entity that holds any share of an insurance holding company if

    • (a) the acquisition would cause the person to have a significant interest in any class of shares of the insurance holding company; or

    • (b) where the person has a significant interest in a class of shares of the insurance holding company, the acquisition would increase the significant interest of the person in that class of shares.

  • Marginal note:Amalgamation, etc., constitutes acquisition

    (2) If the entity that would result from an amalgamation, a merger or a reorganization would have a significant interest in a class of shares of an insurance holding company, the entity is deemed to be acquiring a significant interest in that class of shares of the insurance holding company through an acquisition for which the approval of the Minister is required under subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Exemption

    (3) On application by an insurance holding company, other than an insurance holding company in respect of which subsection (4) or (6) applies, the Superintendent may exempt from the application of subsection (1) and section 934 any class of non-voting shares of the insurance holding company if the aggregate book value of the shares of the class is not more than 30 per cent of the aggregate book value of all the outstanding shares of the insurance holding company.

  • Marginal note:Limitations on share holdings

    (4) Despite subsection (1), no person may be a major shareholder of an insurance holding company to which subsection 407(6) applies.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (5) Subsection (4) no longer applies in respect of any particular insurance holding company if the Minister makes an order under subsection 407(8) determining that subsection 407(4) no longer applies in respect of a converted company controlled by the insurance holding company.

  • Marginal note:Limitations on share holdings

    (6) Despite subsection (1), until a day that is two years after December 31, 1999, no person may have a significant interest in any class of shares of an insurance holding company to which subsection 407(13) applies.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 465
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 323

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