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Your FIF interest will qualify for the exemption from the FIF measures as a holding company if the following requirements are satisfied [section 523A]:
Your shares in the holding company are of a class listed on any stock market of a stock exchange approved in Schedule 12 of the Regulations. See Appendix 1: Approved stock exchanges.
The class of shares you have in the holding company must be widely held and actively traded on a regular basis on a stock market of an approved stock exchange.
- Subsidiaries principally engaged in two or more specified activities
If the holding company has only one wholly owned subsidiary, that subsidiary must have been principally engaged in actively carrying on two or more of the activities mentioned above or in subparagraph 523(b)(ii).
If the holding company has more than one wholly owned subsidiary, the principal activities of the wholly owned subsidiaries in the group, considered together, must be the active carrying on of two or more of the activities mentioned above or in subparagraph 523(b)(ii).
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