Marginal note:General powers
7. The Bank may do all or any of the following things in relation to a designated clearing and settlement system and its clearing house:
(a) provide a secured or unsecured guarantee of settlement by participants;
(b) make liquidity loans to the clearing house and the central counter-party; and
(c) act as the central counter-party to the participants.
Marginal note:Validity, etc.
8. (1) Notwithstanding anything in any statute or other law of Canada or a province,
(a) the settlement rules of a designated clearing and settlement system are valid and are binding on the clearing house, the participants, a central counter-party and the Bank and any action may be taken or payment made in accordance with the settlement rules;
(b) the obligation of a participant, a clearing house or a central counter-party to make payment to a participant and the right of a participant, a clearing house or a central counter-party to receive payment from a participant, a clearing house or a central counter-party shall be netted and a net settlement or close-out amount shall be determined in accordance with the settlement rules, if they so provide; and
(c) if a payment is made, property is delivered or an interest in, or in Quebec a right to, property is transferred in accordance with the settlement rules of a designated clearing and settlement system, the payment, delivery or transfer shall not be required to be reversed, repaid or set aside.
Marginal note:Payments not subject to set aside provisions
(2) An entry to or a payment out of the account of a participant, a clearing house or a central counter-party at the Bank to settle a payment obligation in a designated clearing and settlement system shall not be the subject of any provision or order that operates as a stay of that activity.
Marginal note:Rights, etc., not subject to stay
(3) The rights and remedies of a participant, a clearing house, a central counter-party or the Bank in respect of collateral granted to it as security for a payment or the performance of an obligation incurred in a designated clearing and settlement system may not be the subject of any stay provision or order affecting the ability of creditors to exercise rights and remedies with respect to the collateral.
Marginal note:Sections 39.15 and 39.152 of Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act
(3.1) Despite subsections (1) to (3) and the settlement rules, no action may be taken in respect of an eligible financial contract, as defined in subsection 39.15(9) of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act, if it is prevented by subsection 39.15(7.01), (7.1) or (7.11) or section 39.152 of that Act.
Marginal note:Application of Canadian law
(4) Notwithstanding that all or part of the administration or operation of a designated clearing and settlement system is conducted outside Canada or that its settlement rules are governed by the laws of a foreign jurisdiction, where in any judicial proceedings in Canada a court determines that the rights and obligations of any person arising out of or in connection with the operation of the designated clearing and settlement system are governed in whole or in part by Canadian law, the provisions of this section shall be applied to the extent that the Canadian law applies in determining those rights and obligations.
(5) In this section, “settlement rules” means the rules, however established, that provide the basis on which payment obligations, delivery obligations or other transfers of property or interests in, or in Quebec rights to, property are made, calculated, netted or settled and includes rules for the taking of action in the event that a participant is unable or likely to become unable to meet its obligations to the clearing house, a central counter-party, other participants or the Bank.
- 1996, c. 6, s. 162 (Sch., s. 8);
- 1999, c. 28, s. 132(E);
- 2012, c. 31, s. 169.
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