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Bank Act

Version of section 144 from 2003-01-01 to 2006-11-27:

Marginal note:Refusal of proposal

  •  (1) If a bank refuses to include a proposal in a management proxy circular, the bank shall, within ten days after receiving the proposal, notify the shareholder submitting the proposal of its intention to omit the proposal from the management proxy circular and send to the shareholder a statement of the reasons for the refusal.

  • Marginal note:Appeal to court

    (2) On the application of a shareholder claiming to be aggrieved by a bank’s refusal under subsection (1), a court may restrain the holding of the meeting at which the proposal is sought to be presented and make any further order it thinks fit.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) A bank or any person claiming to be aggrieved by a proposal may apply to a court for an order permitting the bank to omit the proposal from the management proxy circular, and the court, if it is satisfied that subsection 143(5) applies, may make such order as it thinks fit.

  • Marginal note:Notice to Superintendent

    (4) An applicant under subsection (2) or (3) shall give the Superintendent written notice of the application and the Superintendent may appear and be heard at the hearing of the application in person or by counsel.

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