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Protection of Assets (Cooperative Credit Associations) Regulations (SOR/92-354)

Regulations are current to 2024-05-28 and last amended on 2010-12-03. Previous Versions

Protection of Assets (Cooperative Credit Associations) Regulations

SOR/92-354

COOPERATIVE CREDIT ASSOCIATIONS ACT

Registration 1992-06-04

Regulations Respecting the Protection and Maintenance of Assets of Associations

P.C. 1992-1183  1992-06-04

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, pursuant to paragraph 463(g) of the Cooperative Credit Associations ActFootnote *, is pleased hereby to revoke the Protection of Securities (Cooperative Credit Associations) Regulations, C.R.C., c. 420, and to make the annexed Regulations respecting the protection and maintenance of assets of associations in substitution therefor.

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Protection of Assets (Cooperative Credit Associations) Regulations.

Interpretation

 In these Regulations,

bond

bond means a contract of insurance by which one party agrees to indemnify another party for loss arising out of the act of a third party; (caution)

security

security, in respect of an association, means a negotiable security owned or held by the association or held by the association in trust, but does not include a security issued by the association; (titre)

security transaction

security transaction means a purchase, sale, redemption, exchange, transfer or assignment of, or other transaction in respect of, a security. (opération sur titres)

  • SOR/92-527, s. 1(F)

Application

 These Regulations do not apply to an association

  • (a) that is carrying on business in a jurisdiction in compliance with a law of that jurisdiction, to the extent that that law is inconsistent with these Regulations; or

  • (b) to the extent that they are inconsistent with

    • (i) a power conferred or a duty imposed on the association in respect of the administration of an estate or trust, or

    • (ii) the discharge of the association’s responsibilities in acting as an agent.

Safeguarding of Assets

 An association shall

  • (a) maintain a record in writing of procedures to be followed in the handling and safeguarding of assets owned or held by the association; and

  • (b) inform every director, officer, employee and agent of the association who has access to, or is involved in the handling and safeguarding of, assets owned or held by the association of those procedures.

Safeguarding of Securities

 An association shall maintain an up-to-date record that identifies every security.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2) and section 7, an association shall ensure that every security is kept securely, in a manner that prevents unauthorized access to the security, in the custody of

    • (a) the association; or

    • (b) an entity that is authorized to act as a custodian of securities or as a depository or clearing agency for securities by a law of the jurisdiction in which the entity is carrying on business.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a security that is

    • (a) under the control of the government of a jurisdiction in which the association is carrying on business;

    • (b) pledged as collateral for the indebtedness or potential indebtedness of the association;

    • (c) loaned to a person pursuant to a written agreement; or

    • (d) in transit.

 An association shall not place a security in the custody of an entity referred to in paragraph 6(1)(b) unless the association has entered into a written custodial agreement with that entity.

 An association shall, on a daily basis, deposit any net amount received by the association as a result of any security transaction in an account kept by the association

  • (a) in the association;

  • (b) with a financial institution that is authorized to accept deposits by a law of the jurisdiction where the financial institution is carrying on business;

  • (c) with a trust company that is authorized to hold money in trust by a law of the jurisdiction where the trust company carries on business;

  • (d) with the government of the jurisdiction in which the association is carrying on business, or with an agency thereof that is authorized to act as a custodian of securities; or

  • (e) with CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc.

  • SOR/94-78, s. 1
  • SOR/2010-285, s. 2

Registration of a Security

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), an association shall ensure that every security is registered in the association’s name in the register of the entity that issued the security.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a security that

    • (a) cannot be registered in the association’s name for any reason that is beyond the control of that association;

    • (b) is under the control of the government of a jurisdiction in which the association is carrying on business;

    • (c) is held by the association as collateral or for safekeeping;

    • (d) is registered in the name of a nominee of the association or of an entity referred to in paragraph 6(1)(b);

    • (e) is held under a book entry certificateless or immobilization system; or

    • (f) is held temporarily by an agent of the association, a liquidator, a trustee or the issuer of the security for purposes of reorganization, amalgamation, liquidation or voting.

  • (3) Where a security is otherwise protected against loss, fraud, theft and destruction, the association may hold the security

    • (a) in bearer form; or

    • (b) in registered form in a name other than the association’s name.

Bonding and Insurance

  •  (1) An association shall acquire and at all times maintain one or more bonds issued by an entity authorized to insure risks under the laws of the jurisdiction in which the entity carries on business to indemnify the association for any loss in respect of assets owned or held by that association arising out of a dishonest or criminal act of an officer or employee of that association.

  • (2) An association shall, in respect of assets owned or held by the association, acquire and at all times maintain one or more insurance policies to indemnify that association for loss arising out of damage to, or the destruction or mysterious disappearance of, those assets or out of any other usual contingency.

 A bond or an insurance policy acquired and maintained in accordance with section 10 shall provide that the bond or insurance policy shall not be cancelled or terminated by the insurer or the insured until at least 30 days after the receipt by the Superintendent of a written notice from the insurer or the insured, as the case may be, of its intention to cancel or terminate the bond or insurance policy.

 A bond or an insurance policy acquired and maintained in accordance with section 10 shall be in an amount that is established by the directors of the association, having regard to

  • (a) the nature and value of the assets owned or held by the association;

  • (b) the arrangements and procedures applicable to the handling and safeguarding of the assets owned or held by the association; and

  • (c) any other factors that might affect the extent of any loss that the association might sustain.


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