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Global Systemically Important Banks – Public Disclosure Requirements

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) has issued an Advisory, “Global systemically important banks – Public disclosure requirements”, which clarifies the implementation in Canada of the...more

4/17/2014 - Banks Canada Foreign Banks Global Economy

Over-The-Counter Derivatives and Financial Benchmarks Regulations

The first bill to implement the proposals contained within the 2014 Federal Budget for over-the-counter derivatives regulations and financial benchmarks has been introduced in Parliament. Bill C-31, titled the Economic Action...more

4/3/2014 - Canada Derivatives Financial Regulatory Reform OTC

The Speech from the Throne and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Last week the Government of Canada (“GC”) made two major announcements. The first was the Speech from the Throne (the “Speech”) which took place on October 16, 2013. The Speech, which outlined the GC legislative plan for the...more

10/23/2013 - Banks Canada CETA Economic Development EU Trade Policy

Bill C-60 Includes Amendments to Residency Requirements for Financial Institution Board Committees

On April 8th 2013, we described proposals for the regulation of Canadian financial institutions set out in the 2013 federal budget. The first bill to implement the budget has been introduced in Parliament. Bill C-60, titled...more

5/2/2013 - Amended Legislation Canada Residency Requirements Residency Status

Government Announces New Complaints Regulations for Bank Customers, Oversight by Federal Consumer Agency of Canada

On April 10, 2013, the Canadian federal government announced the final publication of new regulations that will govern the system for resolving complaints regarding products or services provided by banks and authorized...more

4/15/2013 - Banks Canada Consumer Complaint System Foreign Banks Public Disclosure

The Canadian Federal Budget and Financial Institutions

The recently published federal budget (titled “Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2013”) included high level guidance regarding the Government’s priorities for the regulation of financial institutions, services and markets. The...more

4/10/2013 - Canada CMHC FCAC Federal Budget Mortgages OSFI

Canada’s Largest Six Banks Designated as Systemically Important by OSFI

In conjunction with A framework for dealing with domestic systemically important banks issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) has...more

3/29/2013 - Banks Basel Committee Canada OSFI

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