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Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-3)

Act current to 2022-07-25 and last amended on 2022-06-23. Previous Versions

Deposit Insurance (continued)

Marginal note:Overdue charges

 Notwithstanding anything in sections 21 to 23, the Corporation may charge interest at a rate equal to the rate prescribed pursuant to subsection 161(1) of the Income Tax Act plus two per cent on the unpaid amount of any premium instalment not paid on or before the due date of that instalment.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-3, s. 25
  • R.S., 1985, c. 18 (3rd Supp.), s. 58

Marginal note:Premium surcharge

  •  (1) Notwithstanding sections 21 to 25, where, in the opinion of the Corporation, a member institution is engaging in such practice as may be prescribed in the by-laws as warranting a premium surcharge, the Corporation, after

    • (a) consultation with the Superintendent or the provincial supervisor, as the case may be, and

    • (b) giving the member institution an opportunity to make written representations,

    may assess and collect from the member institution a premium surcharge in respect of the premium year or any part thereof.

  • Marginal note:Amount of premium surcharge

    (2) The amount of the premium surcharge that may be assessed against and collected from a member institution under subsection (1) in respect of any premium year shall be such amount as the Corporation may determine to be fair in the circumstances and in no case shall exceed an amount equal to one sixth of one per cent of so much of each deposit as is considered to be insured by the Corporation and deposited with the member institution as of April 30 in the immediately preceding premium year.

  • Marginal note:Application of sections 21 to 25

    (3) The provisions of sections 21 to 25 that are not inconsistent with subsections (1) and (2) apply, with such modifications as the circumstances require, in respect of any premium surcharge assessed under subsection (1).

  • R.S., 1985, c. 18 (2nd Supp.), s. 4, c. 18 (3rd Supp.), s. 59
  • 1996, c. 6, s. 31
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 408

Marginal note:Non-application to special premium

 Section 21, subsection 22(2), section 23 and subsection 37(5) do not apply to a special premium.

  • 2009, c. 2, s. 240

Marginal note:By-laws — special premium

  •  (1) In respect of each order made under subsection 7.1(1) or each direction given under subsection 11.1(1), the Board may make by-laws respecting the recovery from member institutions or any class of member institutions of the loss referred to in section 7.3 or 11.3, as the case may be, including by-laws

    • (a) fixing the special premium payable by member institutions or any class of member institutions or providing for the manner of fixing the special premium;

    • (b) establishing a system of classifying member institutions in different classes;

    • (c) establishing the criteria or factors to be taken into account or procedures to be followed by the Corporation in determining the class in which a member institution is classified; or

    • (d) respecting the time and manner in which a special premium shall be paid.

  • Marginal note:When by-law not effective

    (2) A by-law made under subsection (1) is not effective unless it has been approved in writing by the Minister.

  • 2009, c. 2, s. 240

Marginal note:Interpretation

 For the purposes of sections 21 to 25.3, the deposits that are considered to be insured by the Corporation include the total amount of all deposits held in accounts that are identified as professional trustee accounts in accordance with section 9 of the schedule.

  •  (1) [Repealed, 2018, c. 27, s. 164]

  • (2) [Repealed, 1996, c. 6, s. 32]

Federal Institutions Without Deposit Insurance

Marginal note:Interpretation

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), for the purposes of sections 26.02 to 26.06, deposit has the meaning that would be given to it by the schedule, for the purposes of deposit insurance, if the schedule were read without reference to subsections 2(2), (5) and (6) of the schedule.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) For the purposes of subparagraph 26.03(1)(c)(iii) and paragraph 26.03(1)(d), deposit has the meaning that would be given to it by the schedule, for the purposes of deposit insurance, but does not include deposits not payable in Canada.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) For the purposes of paragraph 26.03(1)(b) and subsection 26.03(2), deposit has the meaning that would be given to it by the schedule, for the purposes of deposit insurance, if the schedule were read without reference to subsections 2(2), (5) and (6) of the schedule, but does not include deposits prescribed by the by-laws.

  • Marginal note:By-laws

    (4) The Board may make by-laws

    • (a) prescribing the deposits referred to in subsection (3); and

    • (b) prescribing terms and conditions with respect to the acceptance of those deposits.

Marginal note:Application

 If a federal member institution intends to accept deposits payable in Canada while no longer being a member institution, it must apply to the Corporation for an authorization to do so. The application must be in a form that is acceptable to the Corporation and must contain the information that the Corporation may require.

  • 1997, c. 15, s. 114
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 410

Marginal note:Granting of application

  •  (1) Subject to section 26.04, the Corporation may give that authorization if

    • (a) [Repealed, 2001, c. 9, s. 209]

    • (b) the sum of all the deposits held by the federal member institution that are less than $150,000 and payable in Canada is less than one per cent of the sum of all the deposits held by the institution that are payable in Canada;

    • (c) the institution has informed all its depositors, in accordance with any rules that may be prescribed by the by-laws,

      • (i) that the institution has applied to become authorized to accept deposits while no longer being a member institution,

      • (ii) that after the institution receives that authorization, no deposit with the institution will be insured in whole or in part by the Corporation, and

      • (iii) that the institution’s obligation to repay the deposit to the depositor will be assumed by a member institution if an option referred to in subparagraph (d)(i) or (ii) is not exercised;

    • (d) in respect of each deposit that is held by the institution, the institution has

      • (i) obtained from the depositor an acknowledgement in writing that the deposit will no longer be insured in whole or in part by the Corporation after the institution receives authorization to accept deposits without being a member institution,

      • (ii) at the request in writing of the depositor, paid to the depositor the principal amount of the deposit and interest determined in accordance with rules prescribed by the by-laws and has not charged any fee or penalty in connection with the payment, or

      • (iii) obtained from a member institution an agreement in writing to assume the institution’s liability in relation to the deposit on the same terms and conditions; and

    • (e) the institution has paid to the Corporation a fee determined in accordance with rules prescribed by the by-laws.

  • Marginal note:Exchange rate

    (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), the rate of exchange that shall be applied on any day in determining the amount in Canadian dollars of a deposit in a currency of a country other than Canada shall be determined in accordance with rules prescribed by the by-laws.

  • 1997, c. 15, s. 114
  • 1999, c. 28, s. 102
  • 2001, c. 9, s. 209
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 411

Marginal note:Minister and Superintendent to be informed

  •  (1) Before giving an authorization under subsection 26.03(1), the Corporation must inform the Minister and the Superintendent that it proposes to give the authorization.

  • Marginal note:Minister may prevent authorization

    (2) If the Minister is of the opinion that giving the authorization would not be in the public interest, the Minister may, within thirty days after being informed about the proposal to give the authorization, direct the Corporation not to give the authorization.

  • Marginal note:Authorization after 30 days

    (3) If the Minister does not issue that direction within those 30 days, the Corporation may then give the authorization under subsection 26.03(1). The giving of the authorization cancels the policy of deposit insurance of the federal member institution to which the authorization is given.

  • Marginal note:Amendment of order

    (4) If the Corporation gives the authorization under subsection 26.03(1), the Superintendent must, under paragraph 54(1)(a) of the Bank Act, paragraph 62(1)(a) of the Cooperative Credit Associations Act or paragraph 58(1)(b) of the Trust and Loan Companies Act, as the case may be, amend the federal member institution’s order approving the commencement and carrying on of business accordingly.

  • 1997, c. 15, s. 114
  • 1999, c. 28, s. 103
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 412

Marginal note:Fees by-law

 A by-law prescribing rules for the purpose of paragraph 26.03(1)(e) is not effective unless it has been approved in writing by the Minister.

  • 1997, c. 15, s. 114

Marginal note:Deposits not insured

 After a federal member institution has been given authorization under subsection 26.03(1), no deposit with the institution is insured in whole or in part by the Corporation.

  • 1997, c. 15, s. 114
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 413

Inspection of Member Institutions

Marginal note:Annual inspections

  •  (1) The Superintendent shall, notwithstanding any other Act of Parliament, examine on behalf of the Corporation the affairs of each federal member institution once in each year and at the times that the Corporation may require for a specified purpose.

  • Marginal note:Costs

    (2) Where an examination under subsection (1) is made for a specified purpose, such costs incurred in relation thereto as in the opinion of the Superintendent are extraordinary shall be borne by the Corporation.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-3, s. 27
  • R.S., 1985, c. 18 (3rd Supp.), s. 60
  • 1991, c. 45, s. 544
  • 1999, c. 28, s. 104

Marginal note:Provincial member institutions

 It is a condition of the policy of deposit insurance of a provincial member institution that

  • (a) the Corporation or a person designated by the Corporation may, at least once in each year and at such other times as the Corporation deems appropriate, make or cause to be made such inspections of the affairs of the provincial member institution as the Corporation or that person may deem to be necessary or expedient;

  • (b) the Corporation and the person designated by the Corporation have, for the purposes referred to in paragraph (a), a right of access to the records of the member institution; and

  • (c) the member institution will cause its officers and auditors to furnish such information and explanations pertaining to its affairs as the Corporation or the person designated by the Corporation may require.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-3, s. 28
  • R.S., 1985, c. 18 (3rd Supp.), s. 60

Marginal note:Costs may be charged back

 Where an examination or an inspection is carried out other than once in each year, the Corporation may

  • (a) pay the costs of the examination or inspection;

  • (b) charge the costs to the member institution in respect of which they were incurred; and

  • (c) recover the costs from the member institution as a debt due and payable to the Corporation.

  • 1996, c. 6, s. 33
  • 1999, c. 28, s. 105

Marginal note:Examination considerations

  •  (1) The person who conducts an examination under section 27 or an inspection under section 28 in respect of a member institution shall make all examinations or inspections that the person considers necessary to

    • (a) provide, by way of a rating or any other means, an assessment of the safety and soundness of the member institution, including its financial condition;

    • (b) comment on the operations of the member institution;

    • (b.1) if the member institution is a domestic systemically important bank, provide an assessment of its capacity to absorb losses that it is required to maintain under section 485 of the Bank Act; and

    • (c) if the member institution is a provincial institution and the Corporation and the person agree, comment on whether the provisions of the statutes governing the provincial institution are being complied with.

  • Marginal note:Reports

    (2) The person shall provide written reports to the Corporation on the matters referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) to (c) in a timely manner.

  • Marginal note:Right of Corporation to information

    (3) The Corporation is entitled to all information obtained by or produced by or for the person, whether in the course of conducting the examination or inspection or otherwise, regarding the affairs of the member institution or any of its affiliates or of any person dealing with the member institution or any of its affiliates.

  • Marginal note:Obligation to provide other information

    (4) Without limiting subsection (3), the person shall provide the Corporation with any information that the person considers relevant to any matter referred to in any of paragraphs (1)(a) to (c) or to any report provided under subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Obligation to inform

    (5) The person shall without delay inform the Corporation if, at any time, whether in the course of conducting an examination or inspection or otherwise, there comes to the attention of the person any change in the circumstances of the member institution that might materially affect the position of the Corporation as an insurer.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-3, s. 29
  • R.S., 1985, c. 18 (3rd Supp.), s. 61
  • 1992, c. 26, s. 8(E)
  • 1996, c. 6, s. 34
  • 1999, c. 28, s. 106
  • 2001, c. 9, s. 210
  • 2005, c. 30, s. 105
  • 2016, c. 7, s. 128

Marginal note:Review of returns

 If requested to do so by the Corporation, the person who conducts an examination under section 27 or an inspection under section 28 in respect of a member institution shall review, or cause another person to review on the person’s behalf, within the time specified by the Corporation, the correctness of the returns made by the member institution on which its premiums are based and through which its premium classification is in part determined.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 210
 
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