Marginal note:Authenticating agent’s duty
138. An authenticating trustee, registrar, transfer agent or other agent of an issuer has, in respect of the issue, registration of transfer and cancellation of a security of the issuer,
(a) a duty to the issuer to exercise good faith and reasonable diligence; and
(b) the same obligations to the holder or owner of a security and the same rights, privileges and immunities as the issuer.
Marginal note:Notice to agent
139. Notice to an authenticating trustee, registrar, transfer agent or other agent of an issuer is notice to the issuer in respect of the functions performed by the agent.
Shareholders and Policyholders
Place of Meetings
Marginal note:Place of meetings
140. (1) Meetings of shareholders or policyholders of a company shall be held at the place within Canada provided for in the by-laws of the company or, in the absence of any such provision, at the place within Canada that the directors determine.
Marginal note:Participation by electronic means
(2) Unless the by-laws provide otherwise, any person who is entitled to attend a meeting of shareholders or policyholders may participate in the meeting by means of a telephonic, electronic or other communication facility that permits all participants to communicate adequately with each other during the meeting if the company makes one available. A person who is participating in a meeting by one of those means is deemed for the purposes of this Act to be present at the meeting.
(3) The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting the manner of and conditions for participating in a meeting by means of a telephonic, electronic or other communication facility that permits all participants to communicate adequately with each other during the meeting.
- 1991, c. 47, s. 140;
- 2005, c. 54, s. 228.
Marginal note:Calling meetings
141. (1) The directors of a company
(a) shall, after the meeting called pursuant to subsection 50(1) or (2), call the first annual meeting of shareholders and policyholders of the company, which meeting must be held not later than six months after the end of the first financial year of the company;
(b) shall subsequently call an annual meeting of shareholders and policyholders, which meeting must be held not later than six months after the end of each financial year; and
(c) may at any time call a special meeting of shareholders or policyholders.
Marginal note:Order to delay calling annual meeting
(2) Despite subsection (1), the company may apply to the court for an order extending the time for calling an annual meeting.
Marginal note:Obligation to notify Superintendent
(3) The company shall give notice of the application to the Superintendent before any hearing concerning the application and shall provide the Superintendent with a copy of any order that is issued.
Marginal note:Superintendent’s right to appear
(4) The Superintendent is entitled to appear and be heard in person or by counsel at any hearing concerning the application.
- 1991, c. 47, s. 141;
- 2005, c. 54, s. 229.
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