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Enterprise Development Regulations (C.R.C., c. 969)

Regulations are current to 2024-05-28

PART IIIInsurance (continued)

General (continued)

 Subject to sections 33 and 34, the Minister may provide insurance on a loan made by a private lender to a manufacturer or to a trustee or receiver authorized by law to carry on the business of the manufacturer if

  • (a) the manufacturer’s products are subject to international trade competition;

  • (b) in the opinion of the Minister the manufacturer is in financial difficulty that threatens the cessation of a significant portion of his manufacturing or processing activity and the lay-off of a significant number of his employees; and

  • (c) the manufacturer proposes the sale of all or a significant portion of his assets or the individual firm or corporation which holds effective ownership control of the manufacturer proposes the sale of such control and in the opinion of the Minister

    • (i) the manufacturer requires a loan to continue his operations until the assets are sold or effective ownership control of the manufacturer is sold, as the case may be,

    • (ii) the sale will be effected within a reasonable period of time, and

    • (iii) the sale will enhance the prospects for the continued employment of a significant number of his employees.

  • SOR/78-906, s. 1
  • SOR/79-335, s. 16
  • SOR/83-708, s. 9
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), the Minister may provide insurance on a loan made by a private lender to an individual in Canada or to a firm or corporation incorporated under the laws of Canada or a province if, in the opinion of the Minister, the individual, firm or corporation requires the loan to

    • (a) acquire effective ownership control of a corporation engaged in a manufacturing or processing activity in Canada;

    • (b) acquire from a manufacturer the whole or a significant portion of that manufacturer’s assets; or

    • (c) restructure the operations of that individual, firm or corporation, as the case may be, as a result of the acquisition by the individual, firm or corporation of the whole or a significant portion of a manufacturer’s assets.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), the Minister may provide insurance on a loan made by a private lender to a corporation engaged in a manufacturing or processing activity in Canada and incorporated under the laws of Canada or a province for the purpose of restructuring its operations if in the opinion of the Minister the corporation requires the loan to restructure its operations as a result of the acquisition of its effective ownership control by an individual, firm or corporation.

  • (3) The Minister may provide insurance pursuant to subsection (1) or (2) on the following conditions:

    • (a) the individual, firm or corporation, as the case may be, described in subsection (1) or (2), that requires a loan has agreed

      • (i) to provide or to arrange to be provided to the private lender a guarantee satisfactory to the Minister for 10 per cent of the amount of the loan to be provided, and

      • (ii) to provide the private lender with security satisfactory to the Minister on the assets acquired or on the assets of the corporation the effective ownership control of which has been acquired; and

    • (b) in the opinion of the Minister, the acquisition or restructuring in respect of which the loan is required

      • (i) is essential to prevent a serious disruption in the manufacturing or processing activity of the corporation acquired or the manufacturing or processing activity resulting from the use of the assets acquired,

      • (ii) will result in the growth, efficiency or international competitiveness of a manufacturing or processing activity in Canada,

      • (iii) would not proceed unless the loan required is insured by the Minister, and

      • (iv) would not proceed unless the private lender and the Minister agree to limit the liability of the individual, firm or corporation acquiring the assets, as the case may be, to the lender to 10 per cent of the amount of the loan to be provided.

  • SOR/79-335, s. 16
  • SOR/83-708, s. 9

 Subject to sections 33 and 34, the Minister may provide insurance on a loan made by a private lender to a person engaged or about to engage in a business in Canada that

  • (a) provides services, directly or indirectly, to a manufacturer in Canada who is engaged in international trade competition if, in the opinion of the Minister, that person requires a loan to establish, restructure or improve his operations in order to improve the manufacturer’s position in international trade competition; or

  • (b) provides services to business or government administration through the application of intellectual skills, knowledge, expertise or aptitude embodied in specific programs, procedures or systems, if, in the opinion of the Minister that person requires a loan to develop or exploit such programs, procedures or systems to improve his position in international trade competition.

  • SOR/79-335, s. 16
  • SOR/83-708, s. 9

 Subject to sections 33 and 34, where a manufacturer or other person, or a trustee or receiver authorized by law to carry on the business of such manufacturer or other person, has previously obtained assistance by way of a loan or insurance on a loan or other financial obligation administered by the Minister pursuant to subsection 4(1), the Minister may provide insurance on a loan to the manufacturer or other person or to the trustee or receiver for the purpose of protecting the Crown’s interest in respect of the loan previously made or the loan or other financial obligation previously insured.

  • SOR/79-335, s. 16
  • SOR/83-708, s. 6

Insurance to the Footwear or Tanning Industry

 In this section and section 32,

footwear

footwear does not include footwear, the main component of which is canvas; (chaussure)

manufacturer

manufacturer means

  • (a) an individual, firm or corporation or a division thereof in Canada that

    • (i) on January 1, 1974 was engaged in a manufacturing or processing activity in the footwear or tanning industry, or both, or

    • (ii) acquires from an individual, firm or corporation or division thereof referred to in subparagraph (i), the whole or a significant portion of its manufacturing or processing activity,

  • (b) any corporation restructuring by means of the acquisition of one or more corporations or divisions thereof referred to in paragraph (a),

  • (c) a corporation formed after January 1, 1974 by the amalgamation or merger of two or more corporations or divisions thereof referred to in paragraph (a), or

  • (d) a corporation or partnership formed by two or more individuals, firms, corporations or divisions thereof referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) for the purpose of undertaking and performing an activity directly related to their manufacturing or processing activities; (fabricant)

restructure

restructure means a change that, in the opinion of the Minister, is significant in the operations of a manufacturer with respect to his products, methods of production, markets or management procedures and includes, if directly related to such operations,

  • (a) the acquisition, amalgamation or merger of one or more manufacturers described in the definition “manufacturer” or the formation of a corporation or partnership described in paragraph (d) thereof,

  • (b) the acquisition of working capital, or

  • (c) the acquisition, construction or conversion of machinery, equipment, buildings, land or other facilities. (restructuration)

  • SOR/79-335, s. 16
  • SOR/83-708, s. 9
  •  (1) The Minister may provide insurance on a loan or loans, not exceeding $1,500,000 in the aggregate, made by a private lender to a manufacturer to assist that manufacturer in restructuring his manufacturing or processing activity if

    • (a) the manufacturer has submitted plans for restructuring based on a comprehensive analysis of his operations made by a consultant approved by the Minister in respect of the products, methods of production, markets or management procedures of the manufacturer; and

    • (b) in the opinion of the Minister, the manufacturer requires the loan to restructure his operations in order to improve his position in international trade competition.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), where the manufacturer is able to establish to the satisfaction of the Minister his capability of making the analysis described in subsection (1), the analysis may be made without the assistance of a consultant.

  • (3) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Minister may provide insurance on a loan or loans exceeding $1,500,000 in the aggregate, to a manufacturer for the purpose of assisting the manufacturer in restructuring by means of acquisition, amalgamation or merger or the formation of a corporation or partnership described in paragraph (d) of the definition “manufacturer” in section 31.

  • SOR/79-335, s. 16
  • SOR/83-708, s. 9

Condition of Insurance

 The Minister shall grant insurance pursuant to sections 25 to 27, 29 and 30 only where the person requiring the loan is unable to obtain sufficient financing on reasonable terms unless the loan is insured by the Minister.

  • SOR/79-335, s. 16
  • SOR/83-708, s. 9

 Where insurance is to be provided by the Minister pursuant to these Regulations in respect of a loan made by a private lender to a manufacturer and the loan enabled the manufacturer to make adjustments to his operations that will result in 20 or more of his employees being laid off for a period of two or more months, the provision of that insurance shall be on condition that the manufacturer agree to give at least three months notice of the lay-off to the Minister and to each employee who is to be laid off.

  • SOR/79-335, s. 16
  • SOR/83-708, s. 9

Insurance to the Aircraft Industry

 In sections 36 to 41,

private lender

private lender means a lender, lessor or vendor approved by the Minister that provides financing under loans, leases or conditional sales contracts other than

  • (a) the Government of Canada,

  • (b) the government of any province of Canada,

  • (c) an agency of any government referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) or any company that is effectively controlled by any such government or any agency thereof, or

  • (d) any municipal corporation; (prêteur privé)

privatization date

privatization date means the date on which all shares in The de Havilland Aircraft of Canada, Limited owned by the Canada Development Investment Corporation are sold to a third party. (date de privatisation)

  • SOR/78-588, s. 1
  • SOR/79-335, s. 16
  • SOR/83-708, s. 9
  • SOR/86-62, s. 1
  • SOR/87-670, s. 1

 The Minister may provide insurance on the financial obligations to a private lender incurred by a purchaser or other person in Canada or the United States if, in the opinion of the Minister,

  • (a) the purchaser or other person requires financing under a loan, lease or conditional sales contract in order to acquire the use or ownership of a de Havilland DHC-7 or DHC-8 aircraft;

  • (b) the purchaser or other person is unable to obtain sufficient financing on reasonable terms unless the financial obligation is insured by the Minister; and

  • (c) the manufacturer of a de Havilland DHC-7 or DHC-8 aircraft meets criteria in respect of

    • (i) the level of Canadian material and labour content as set out in “EDC at Your Service”, Number 7, published in February, 1984 by the Export Development Corporation, and

    • (ii) industrial benefits to Canada as set out in “Canadian Capital Goods Exports and EDC Financing: An Economic Assessment”, published by the Export Development Corporation, dated November, 1982.

  • SOR/79-335, s. 16
  • SOR/79-730, s. 1
  • SOR/83-111, s. 1
  • SOR/83-708, s. 9
  • SOR/86-62, s. 2
  • SOR/87-66, s. 1
  • SOR/92-162, s. 1

Amount of Insurance

  •  (1) Insurance provided by the Minister pursuant to section 25, 28 or 29 shall not exceed 90 per cent of the amount of the loan in respect of which it is provided.

  • (2) Insurance provided by the Minister pursuant to section 36 shall not exceed 90 per cent of the amount of the financial obligations of the purchaser or other person under the loan, lease or conditional sales contract in respect of which it is provided.

  • (3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), where the manufacturer of a de Havilland DHC-7 or DHC-8 aircraft has agreed to indemnify Her Majesty to the extent of ten per cent of the total liability of Her Majesty under an agreement for insurance provided after March 13, 1992 under these Regulations to a purchaser or other person who has acquired the use or ownership of a de Havilland DHC-7 or DHC-8 aircraft, insurance is provided under section 36 for the full amount of the financial obligation of the purchaser or other person under the loan, lease or conditional sales contract in respect of which the insurance is provided.

  • (4) Any insurance provided after March 13, 1992 under section 36 for the benefit of a person who acquires the use of a de Havilland DHC-7 or DHC-8 aircraft in Canada under a loan, lease or conditional sales contract shall be subject to the provision by a person (other than a person who has acquired the use of a de Havilland DHC-7 or DHC-8 aircraft under a loan, lease or conditional sales contract) of insurance or self insurance in the amount of not less than 10 per cent of the financial obligation of that person or of the person who acquires the use of that aircraft under the loan, lease or conditional sales contract.

  • SOR/79-335, s. 16
  • SOR/79-730, s. 2
  • SOR/83-111, s. 2
  • SOR/83-708, s. 9
  • SOR/86-62, s. 3
  • SOR/87-66, s. 2
  • SOR/92-162, s. 2

Application for Insurance

 A private lender who wishes the Minister to provide insurance on a loan or other financial obligation in accordance with these Regulations shall make application therefor to the Minister and shall provide such information relating to the application as the Minister may require.

  • SOR/79-335, s. 16
  • SOR/83-708, s. 9

 [Revoked, SOR/79-335, s. 16]

Reduction of Insurance and Insurance Fee

  •  (1) The amount of any insurance provided by the Minister pursuant to these Regulations may be reduced at the request of the private lender at such times and in such manner as is specified by the Minister.

  • (2) The insurance fee payable by a private lender shall be one per cent per annum of the amount of insurance in force from time to time and shall be paid in advance to the Minister in semi-annual instalments.

  • (3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), the Minister may, in respect of insurance provided pursuant to sections 26 to 28, waive or vary the amount and terms of payment of the insurance fee.

  • (4) If the amount of a loan made by a private lender is advanced in periodic advances, the Minister may, if required by the private lender, provide insurance pursuant to these Regulations on such advances.

  • (5) Notwithstanding subsection (2), the Minister may, in respect of insurance provided to a lender pursuant to section 36, postpone the date of payment of the insurance fee, if, in the opinion of the Minister, the purchaser or other person would be otherwise unable to acquire the de Havilland DHC-7 or DHC-8 aircraft.

  • (6) Notwithstanding subsection (2), the annual insurance fee payable after the privatization date on any insurance provided by the Minister under section 36 is

    • (a) where the insurance covers 50 per cent or less of the financial obligation of the purchaser or other person under the loan, lease or conditional sales contract in respect of which the insurance was provided, the product obtained by multiplying 0.0025 by the total amount of insurance provided by the Minister; and

    • (b) where the insurance covers more than 50 per cent of the financial obligation referred to in paragraph (a), the aggregate of

      • (i) the product obtained by multiplying 0.0025 by the total amount of insurance provided by the Minister, and

      • (ii) the product obtained by multiplying

        • (A) 0.0000625

        by

        • (B) the number of percentage points of the coverage of the insurance provided by the Minister that exceeds 50 per cent

        by

        • (C) the total amount of insurance provided by the Minister.

  • SOR/79-335, s. 16
  • SOR/83-708, s. 9
  • SOR/84-754, s. 1
  • SOR/86-62, s. 4
  • SOR/87-66, s. 3
 

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