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Insurance Companies Act

Version of section 789 from 2022-06-23 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Soliciting proxies

  •  (1) A person shall not solicit proxies unless a proxy circular that is in accordance with the regulations is sent to the auditor of the insurance holding company, to each shareholder whose proxy is solicited and, in the case set out in paragraph (b), to the bank as follows:

    • (a) in the case of solicitation by or on behalf of the management of an insurance holding company, a management proxy circular, either as an appendix to or as a separate document accompanying the notice of the meeting; and

    • (b) in the case of any other solicitation, a dissident’s proxy circular stating the purposes of the solicitation.

  • Marginal note:Exception — limited solicitation

    (1.1) Despite subsection (1), a person may solicit proxies, other than by or on behalf of the management of the insurance holding company, without sending a dissident’s proxy circular, if the total number of shareholders whose proxies are solicited is 15 or fewer, with two or more joint holders being counted as one shareholder.

  • Marginal note:Exception — solicitation by public broadcast

    (1.2) Despite subsection (1), a person may solicit proxies, other than by or on behalf of the management of the insurance holding company, without sending a dissident’s proxy circular if the solicitation is, in the prescribed circumstances, conveyed by public broadcast, speech or publication.

  • Marginal note:Copy to Superintendent

    (2) A person who sends a management proxy circular or dissident’s proxy circular shall concurrently send to the Superintendent a copy of it together with the form of proxy, any other documents for use in connection with the meeting and, in the case of a management proxy circular, a copy of the notice of meeting.

  • Marginal note:Exemption by Superintendent

    (3) On the application of an interested person, the Superintendent may, on any terms that the Superintendent thinks fit, exempt the person from any of the requirements of subsection (1) and section 788, and the exemption may be given retroactive effect.

  • Marginal note:Reporting exemptions

    (4) The Superintendent shall publish in a publication generally available to the public, a notice of a decision made by the Superintendent granting an exemption under subsection (3).

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 465
  • 2022, c. 10, s. 227

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