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Cooperative Credit Associations Act

Version of section 233 from 2007-04-20 to 2024-05-01:


Marginal note:Effect of letters patent

  •  (1) On the day provided for in the letters patent issued under section 232,

    • (a) the amalgamation of the applicants and their continuance as one association becomes effective;

    • (b) the property of each applicant continues to be the property of the amalgamated association;

    • (c) the amalgamated association continues to be liable for the obligations of each applicant;

    • (d) any existing cause of action, claim or liability to prosecution is unaffected;

    • (e) any civil, criminal or administrative action or proceeding pending by or against an applicant may be continued to be prosecuted by or against the amalgamated association;

    • (f) any conviction against, or ruling, order or judgment in favour of or against, an applicant may be enforced by or against the amalgamated association;

    • (g) if any director or officer of an applicant continues as a director or officer of the amalgamated association, any disclosure by that director or officer of a material interest in any contract made to the applicant shall be deemed to be disclosure to the amalgamated association; and

    • (h) the letters patent of amalgamation are the incorporating instrument of the amalgamated association.

  • Marginal note:Minutes

    (2) Any deemed disclosure under paragraph (1)(g) shall be recorded in the minutes of the first meeting of directors of the amalgamated association.

  • Marginal note:Transitional

    (3) Notwithstanding anything in this Act or the regulations, the Governor in Council may, by order, on the recommendation of the Minister, grant to an association in respect of which the letters patent were issued pursuant to subsection 232(1) permission to

    • (a) engage in a business activity specified in the order that an association is not otherwise permitted by this Act to engage in and that one or more of the amalgamating bodies corporate was engaging in at the time 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    • (c) [Repealed, 1994, c. 47, s. 52]

    • (d) hold assets that an association is not otherwise permitted by this Act to hold if the assets were held by one or more of the amalgamating bodies corporate at the time the application for the letters patent was made;

    • (e) acquire and hold assets that an association is not otherwise permitted by this Act to acquire or hold if one or more of the amalgamating bodies corporate were obliged, at the time the application for the letters patent was made, to acquire those assets; and

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

  • Marginal note:Duration of exceptions

    (4) The permission granted under any of paragraphs (3)(a) to (f) shall be expressed to be granted for a period specified in the order not exceeding

    • (a) with respect to any matter described in paragraph (3)(a), thirty days after the date of issue of the letters patent or, where the activity is conducted pursuant to an agreement existing on the date of issue of the letters patent, the expiration of the agreement;

    • (b) with respect to any matter described in paragraph (3)(b), ten years; and

    • (c) with respect to any matter described in any of paragraphs (3)(d) to (f), two years.

  • Marginal note:Renewal

    (5) Subject to subsection (6), the Governor in Council may, by order, renew a permission granted by order under subsection (3) with respect to any matter described in any of paragraphs (3)(b) to (e) for such further period or periods as the Governor in Council deems necessary.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (6) The Governor in Council shall not grant to an association any permission

    • (a) with respect to matters described in paragraph (3)(b) that purports to be effective more than ten years after the date of the approval for the association to commence and carry on business unless the Governor in Council is satisfied on the basis of evidence on oath provided by an officer of the association that the association 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 (3)(d) and (e) that purports to be effective more than ten years after the date of issue of the letters patent.

  • 1991, c. 48, s. 233
  • 1994, c. 47, s. 52
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 153

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