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Canada Cooperatives Act

Version of section 164 from 2011-11-29 to 2024-05-01:


Marginal note:Appointing proxyholder

  •  (1) A shareholder who is entitled to vote at a meeting of shareholders may appoint a proxyholder or one or more alternate proxyholders, who are not required to be shareholders, to attend and act at the meeting in the manner and to the extent authorized by the proxy and with the authority conferred by the proxy.

  • Marginal note:Execution or signature of proxy

    (2) For a proxy to be valid, it must be executed or, in Quebec, signed by the shareholder or by their personal representative authorized in writing.

  • Marginal note:Validity of proxy

    (3) A proxy is valid only at the meeting in respect of which it is given or at any adjournment of that meeting.

  • Marginal note:Revocation of proxy

    (4) A shareholder may revoke a proxy

    • (a) by depositing a document in writing executed or, in Quebec, signed by the shareholder or by their personal representative authorized in writing

      • (i) at the registered office of the cooperative at any time up to and including the last business day before the day of the meeting or adjournment at which the proxy is to be used, or

      • (ii) with the chairperson of the meeting on the day of the meeting or adjournment; or

    • (b) in any other manner permitted by law.

  • Marginal note:Deposit of proxies

    (5) The directors may specify in a notice calling a meeting of shareholders a time not more than 48 hours, excluding Saturdays and holidays, before the meeting or adjournment before which time proxies to be used at the meeting must be deposited with the cooperative or its agent or mandatary.

  • 1998, c. 1, s. 164
  • 2001, c. 14, s. 186
  • 2011, c. 21, s. 87(E)

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