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Canada Business Corporations Act

Version of section 109 from 2003-01-01 to 2011-11-28:

Marginal note:Removal of directors

  •  (1) Subject to paragraph 107(g), the shareholders of a corporation may by ordinary resolution at a special meeting remove any director or directors from office.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Where the holders of any class or series of shares of a corporation have an exclusive right to elect one or more directors, a director so elected may only be removed by an ordinary resolution at a meeting of the shareholders of that class or series.

  • Marginal note:Vacancy

    (3) Subject to paragraphs 107(b) to (e), a vacancy created by the removal of a director may be filled at the meeting of the shareholders at which the director is removed or, if not so filled, may be filled under section 111.

  • Marginal note:Resignation (or removal)

    (4) If all of the directors have resigned or have been removed without replacement, a person who manages or supervises the management of the business and affairs of the corporation is deemed to be a director for the purposes of this Act.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (5) Subsection (4) does not apply to

    • (a) an officer who manages the business or affairs of the corporation under the direction or control of a shareholder or other person;

    • (b) a lawyer, notary, accountant or other professional who participates in the management of the corporation solely for the purpose of providing professional services; or

    • (c) a trustee in bankruptcy, receiver, receiver-manager or secured creditor who participates in the management of the corporation or exercises control over its property solely for the purpose of the realization of security or the administration of a bankrupt’s estate, in the case of a trustee in bankruptcy.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-44, s. 109
  • 2001, c. 14, s. 40

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