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Insurance Companies Act

Version of section 845 from 2006-04-27 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Defence — due diligence

  •  (1) A director, officer or employee of an insurance holding company is not liable under section 841 or 844 and has fulfilled their duty under subsection 795(2) if they exercised the care, diligence and skill that a reasonably prudent person would have exercised in comparable circumstances, including reliance in good faith on

    • (a) financial statements of the insurance holding company that were represented to them by an officer of the insurance holding company or in a written report of the auditor of the insurance holding company fairly to reflect the financial condition of the insurance holding company; or

    • (b) a report of a person whose profession lends credibility to a statement made by them.

  • Marginal note:Defence — good faith

    (2) A director or officer of an insurance holding company has fulfilled their duty under subsection 795(1) if they relied in good faith on

    • (a) financial statements of the insurance holding company that were represented to them by an officer of the insurance holding company or in a written report of the auditor of the insurance holding company fairly to reflect the financial condition of the insurance holding company; or

    • (b) a report of a person whose profession lends credibility to a statement made by them.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 465
  • 2005, c. 54, s. 339

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