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Bank Act

Version of section 21 from 2021-06-29 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Sunset provision

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (4), banks shall not carry on business, and authorized foreign banks shall not carry on business in Canada, after June 30, 2025.

  • Marginal note:Extension

    (2) The Governor in Council may, by order, extend by up to six months the time during which banks may continue to carry on business and authorized foreign banks may continue to carry on business in Canada. No more than one order may be made under this subsection.

  • Marginal note:Order not a regulation

    (3) The order is not a regulation for the purposes of the Statutory Instruments Act. However, it shall be published in Part II of the Canada Gazette.

  • Marginal note:Exception — dissolution

    (4) If Parliament dissolves on the day set out in subsection (1) or on any day within the six-month period before that day or on any day within an extension ordered under subsection (2), banks may continue to carry on business, and authorized foreign banks may continue to carry on business in Canada, until the end of the 180th day after the first day of the first session of the next Parliament.

  • 1991, c. 46, s. 21
  • 1997, c. 15, s. 2
  • 1999, c. 28, s. 9
  • 2001, c. 9, s. 44
  • 2006, c. 4, s. 199
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 4
  • 2012, c. 5, s. 3
  • 2016, c. 7, s. 118
  • 2018, c. 12, s. 355
  • 2021, c. 23, s. 154

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