532. The Minister may delegate any of the Minister’s powers, duties and functions under this Act to any Minister of State appointed pursuant to the Ministries and Ministers of State Act to assist the Minister.
533. (1) Every person who, without reasonable cause, contravenes any provision of this Act or the regulations is guilty of an offence.
Marginal note:False or misleading information
(1.1) Every person who knowingly provides false or misleading information in relation to any matter under this Act or the regulations is guilty of an offence.
Marginal note:Undue preference to creditor
(2) Every director, officer or employee of a company who wilfully gives or concurs in giving to any creditor of the company any fraudulent, undue or unfair preference over other creditors, by giving security to the creditor, by changing the nature of the creditor’s claim or otherwise, is guilty of an offence.
Marginal note:Failure to provide information
(3) Every person who, without reasonable cause, refuses or fails to comply with a requirement made under paragraph 505(2)(b) is guilty of an offence.
Marginal note:Use of name
(4) Except to the extent permitted by the regulations, every person who uses the name of a company in a prospectus, offering memorandum, takeover bid circular, advertisement for a transaction related to securities or in any other document in connection with a transaction related to securities is guilty of an offence.
- 1991, c. 45, s. 533;
- 2007, c. 6, s. 385.
534. (1) Every person who is guilty of an offence under any of subsections 533(1) to (4) is
(a) in the case of a natural person, liable
(i) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding $100,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months, or to both, or
(ii) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding $1,000,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or to both; and
(b) in the case of an entity, liable
(i) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding $500,000, or
(ii) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding $5,000,000.
Marginal note:Order to comply
(2) Where a person has been convicted of an offence under this Act, the court may, in addition to any punishment it may otherwise impose, order the person to comply with the provisions of this Act or the regulations in respect of which the person was convicted.
Marginal note:Additional fine
(3) If a person has been convicted of an offence under this Act, the court may, if it is satisfied that as a result of the commission of the offence the convicted person acquired any monetary benefits or that monetary benefits accrued to the convicted person or their spouse, common-law partner or other dependant, order the convicted person to pay, despite the maximum amount of any fine that may otherwise be imposed under this Act, an additional fine in an amount equal to three times the court’s estimation of the amount of those monetary benefits.
- 1991, c. 45, s. 534;
- 1997, c. 15, s. 409;
- 2000, c. 12, s. 301;
- 2005, c. 54, s. 450.
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