Ex Officio Cancellation

The Registraire des entreprises can cancel ex officio the registration of any enterprise that has failed to:

  • file two consecutive annual updating declarations;
  • fulfil an obligation under the Act respecting the legal publicity of enterprises, such as filing a declaration or a notice requested by the Registraire within 60 days of the date of the request (section 73).
Attention

The ex officio cancellation of the registration of an enterprise means that:

  • the enterprise cannot modify the information it declared (information that appears in the enterprise's file);
  • the enterprise's business dealings with its private partners and the government will be more complicated, especially regarding its identification and the exercise of its rights;
  • a legal person constituted in Québec can be dissolved.

A notice of cancellation is sent to any enterprise that has been cancelled ex officio for failure to file two consecutive annual updating declarations or to comply with a request by the Registraire des entreprises regarding an obligation pursuant to the Act respecting the legal publicity of enterprises (section 73). A copy of the notice is deposited in the enterprise register and the reference appears in the index of documents in the enterprise’s file.

Note
The Act respecting the legal publicity of enterprises makes provision for a revocation of cancellation procedure for enterprises that have been cancelled ex officio.
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