18. No articles of amendment of a Québec company may be sent to the enterprise registrar without the authorization of the Authority. The same applies to articles of consolidation and a request for the cancellation of articles.
The application for authorization must contain the information prescribed by regulation and be filed with the articles or the cancellation request signed by an authorized person, the other documents required to be filed with them and the fee set out in the Act respecting the legal publicity of enterprises (chapter P-44.1). The Authority may request any additional document or information it considers relevant for the examination of the application.
If it considers it advisable, the Authority may authorize articles of amendment, articles of consolidation or a request for the cancellation of the articles, the documents required to be filed with them and the fee to be sent to the enterprise registrar.
However, the Authority may not grant a request for the cancellation of articles of amalgamation or continuance unless it has received prior authorization from the Minister.
In addition, the Authority may request the consolidation of the articles of a company.
1987, c. 95, s. 18; 1993, c. 48, s. 471; 2002, c. 45, s. 571; 2004, c. 37, s. 90; 2009, c. 52, s. 672; 2010, c. 7, s. 245.