Marginal note:Power of Superintendent on inquiry
614. The Superintendent has all the powers of a person appointed as a commissioner under Part II of the Inquiries Act for the purpose of obtaining evidence under oath, and may delegate those powers to any person acting under the Superintendent’s direction.
- 1999, c. 28, s. 35.
Marginal note:Prudential agreement
614.1 The Superintendent may enter into an agreement, called a “prudential agreement”, with an authorized foreign bank for the purposes of implementing any measure designed to protect the interests of its depositors and creditors in respect of its business in Canada.
- 2001, c. 9, s. 167.
Directions of Compliance
Marginal note:Superintendent’s directions to authorized foreign bank
615. (1) Where, in the opinion of the Superintendent, an authorized foreign bank, or a person with respect to an authorized foreign bank, is committing, or is about to commit, an act that is an unsafe or unsound practice in relation to the business in Canada of the authorized foreign bank, or is pursuing or is about to pursue any course of conduct that is an unsafe or unsound practice in relation to that business, the Superintendent may direct the authorized foreign bank or person to
(a) cease or refrain from committing the act or pursuing the course of conduct; and
(b) perform any acts that in the opinion of the Superintendent are necessary to remedy the situation.
Marginal note:Opportunity for representations
(2) Subject to subsection (3), no direction shall be issued to an authorized foreign bank or person unless the authorized foreign bank or person is provided with a reasonable opportunity to make representations in respect of the matter.
Marginal note:Temporary direction
(3) Where, in the opinion of the Superintendent, the length of time required for representations to be made might be prejudicial to the public interest, the Superintendent may make a temporary direction with respect to the matters referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) having effect for a period of not more than fifteen days.
Marginal note:Continuing effect
(4) A temporary direction continues to have effect after the expiration of the fifteen day period referred to in subsection (3) if no representations are made to the Superintendent within that period or, if representations have been made, the Superintendent notifies the authorized foreign bank or person that the Superintendent is not satisfied that there are sufficient grounds for revoking the direction.
- 1999, c. 28, s. 35.
Marginal note:Court enforcement
616. (1) Where an authorized foreign bank or a person
(a) is contravening or has failed to comply with a prudential agreement entered into under section 614.1 or a direction of the Superintendent made under subsection 615(1) or (3),
(b) is contravening this Act, or
(c) has omitted to do any thing under this Act that is required to be done by or on the part of the authorized foreign bank or person,
the Superintendent may, in addition to any other action that may be taken under this Act, apply to a court for an order requiring the authorized foreign bank or person to comply with the prudential agreement or the direction, cease the contravention or do any thing that is required to be done, and on the application the court may so order and make any other order it thinks fit.
(2) An appeal from a decision of a court under subsection (1) lies in the same manner, and to the same court, as an appeal from any other order of the court.
- 1999, c. 28, s. 35;
- 2001, c. 9, s. 168.
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