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Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act

Version of section 5 from 2002-12-31 to 2010-07-11:

Marginal note:Powers, duties and functions of the Commissioner

  •  (1) The Commissioner has the powers, duties and functions assigned to the Commissioner by this Act and by the Acts listed in Schedule 1 and shall examine and inquire into, and report to the Minister from time to time on, all matters connected with the administration of this Act and of the consumer provisions of those other Acts.

  • Marginal note:Personal information

    (2) The Commissioner may collect any personal information that he or she considers necessary in furtherance of the object described in paragraph 3(2)(a).

  • Marginal note:Review re voluntary codes of conduct

    (3) The Commissioner, if a financial institution has adopted a voluntary code of conduct referred to in paragraph 3(2)(c) or made a commitment designed to protect the interests of its customers, may make or cause to be made any review that he or she considers necessary to monitor compliance with the code or the commitment, as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Respect for other monitors

    (4) When acting under subsection (3), the Commissioner shall have due regard for the role of any department, agency or agent corporation of the Government of Canada or of a province or any organization that has a role in monitoring compliance by financial institutions with voluntary codes of conduct or commitments.

  • Marginal note:Consumer awareness

    (5) The Commissioner may carry on any activity that he or she considers necessary in furtherance of an object described in paragraph 3(2)(d) or (e).

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