In force: 2019-06-13
516. Anyone who
(1) contravenes an order, or
(2) carries on insurer activities although the authorization required under this Act has been refused or revoked, or carries on insurer activities beyond what this Act authorizes if the authorization is suspended,
commits an offence and is liable, in the case of a natural person, to a fine of $5,000 to $100,000 or, despite article 231 of the Code of Penal Procedure (chapter C-25.1), to a maximum term of imprisonment of 18 months, or to both the fine and imprisonment, and, in any other case, to a fine of $30,000 to $2,000,000.
An authorized insurer that, in contravention of section 43, decides to dissolve or liquidates voluntarily commits an offence and is liable to the fine prescribed in the first paragraph.
A director of such an insurer who gives his or her assent to the dissolution or liquidation in contravention of section 43 commits an offence and is liable to the fine and imprisonment prescribed in the first paragraph; the same is true of a liquidator who agrees to proceed with such a liquidation.