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Law Society Act

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 709


Consolidation Period: From March 1, 2022 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 110/22.

Legislative History: 289/93, 59/08, 378/15, 110/22.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

1. (1) In this Regulation,

“account holder” means a licensee or a professional corporation to whom section 57 of the Act applies; (“titulaire d’un compte”)

“banker” means a bank listed in Schedule I or II to the Bank Act (Canada), a credit union or central to which the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act, 2020 applies or a trust corporation registered under the Loan and Trust Corporations Act; (“banque”)

“mixed trust account” means an account to which section 57 of the Act applies. (“compte mixte en fiducie”)  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 709, s. 1; O. Reg. 59/08, s. 1 (1, 2); O. Reg. 110/22, s. 1.

(2) Revoked: O. Reg. 378/15, s. 1.

2. (1) For every year in which an account holder holds a mixed trust account and is required under the by-laws to provide an annual report to the Society for that year, the account holder shall include in the annual report the following information, as specified by the annual report:

1.  Identifying information respecting the account holder.

2.  The total number and value of all mixed trust accounts held by the account holder on December 31 of that year.

3.  With respect to each mixed trust account held by the account holder in that year,

i.  identifying information respecting the banker and branch at which the mixed trust account is held, and whether the banker has been directed to pay the interest accruing on money held in the mixed trust account to the Foundation,

ii.  identifying information respecting the mixed trust account,

iii.  whether the mixed trust account was opened or closed during the year, and if so, on what date,

iv.  if the account was closed during the year, whether any balance was paid to the Society under section 59.6 of the Act, and

v.  whether there were any transactions within the mixed trust account during the year. O. Reg. 378/15, s. 2.

(2) The by-laws pertaining to the timing and method of filing of the annual report apply, with necessary modifications, to the information required to be provided in the annual report under subsection (1). O. Reg. 378/15, s. 2.

(3) The Society shall give the information it receives under subsection (1) to the Foundation. O. Reg. 378/15, s. 2.

2.1 (1) The Foundation may request that an account holder file a supplementary report in order to confirm or clarify information provided under subsection 2 (1). O. Reg. 378/15, s. 2.

(2) The supplementary report shall be in the form titled “Supplementary Report on a Mixed Trust Account”, dated August 20, 2015 and available from the Foundation, and shall be filed with the Foundation no later than 30 days after the account holder receives the request. O. Reg. 378/15, s. 2.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2), the supplementary report may be filed by providing to the Foundation the original signed report or an electronic copy of the signed report. O. Reg. 378/15, s. 2.

3. Every account holder shall direct his or her banker,

(a)  to pay into an account held in the name of the Foundation, quarterly or monthly, as approved by the board of trustees of the Foundation, the interest referred to in subsection 57 (2) of the Act; and

(b)  to give notice to the Foundation when each payment is made setting out the amount of the payment and the balance or balances and rate or rates of interest used in computing the payment.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 709, s. 3; O. Reg. 59/08, s. 3.

Table of Forms Revoked:  O. Reg. 378/15, s. 3.

Form 1 Revoked:  O. Reg. 59/08, s. 5.