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Alberta and Saskatchewan's New Self-Certified Investor Prospectus Exemption

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On March 31, 2021, securities regulators in Alberta and Saskatchewan adopted a new self-certified investor prospectus exemption, in effect for the next three years (expiring April 1, 2024), to increase capital access and...more

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Alberta Securities Commission Proposes New Prospectus Exemptions for Small Business: Seeks Comments

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On March 25, 2021, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) proposed two new prospectus exemptions to promote investment opportunities for small businesses in Alberta, and is seeking written submissions with respect to the...more

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Canadian Securities Regulators Deliver Bear Hug to Crypto Asset Trading Platforms Operating in Canada

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) recently published guidance on how securities legislation applies to platforms that facilitate the trading of...more

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ACVM : La représentation des femmes au sein des conseils s’améliore graduellement

Le nombre de femmes siégeant à des conseils d’administration de sociétés ouvertes canadiennes a connu une augmentation constante au cours des dernières années. Toutefois, le processus global entourant les nominations au sein...more

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Getting on Board with Women on Boards Continues to be a Gradual Process, CSA Reports

The number of women on boards of Canadian public companies has steadily risen in recent years; however, the overall process of “getting on board” with the advancement of gender diversity remains a gradual one, as found by the...more

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Crypto issuers – Canadian Securities Administrators issue disclosure guidance

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On March 11, 2021, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Staff Notice 51-363 (Staff Notice) outlining several disclosure observations based on the first annual filings by reporting issuers (other than...more

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Important New Guidance from the Court of Appeal on TSX Majority Voting Rules, Reasonable Expectations

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Since 2014, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has required listed issuers without a majority shareholder to implement a majority voting policy requiring each of its directors to be elected by a majority of the votes cast (50...more

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ACVM : Du nouveau concernant la présentation de l’information fournie par les émetteurs quant à l’incidence de la COVID‑19

Le 25 février 2021, les Autorités canadiennes en valeurs mobilières (les « ACVM ») ont publié l’Avis 51-362 du personnel des ACVM, Examen par le personnel de l’information relative à la COVID-19 et indications destinées à...more

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CSA Provides Further Guidance on COVID-19 Disclosures by Issuers

On February 25, 2021, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) released CSA Staff Notice 51-362 - Staff Review of COVID-19 Disclosures and Guide for Disclosure Improvements (Notice). The Notice summarizes key findings...more

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Le Groupe de travail sur la modernisation relative aux marchés financiers de l’Ontario publie son rapport final

Le Groupe de travail sur la modernisation relative aux marchés financiers de l’Ontario (le « groupe de travail ») a récemment soumis au ministre des Finances de l’Ontario son rapport final (le « rapport »), qui modifie et...more

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Ontario Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce Issues Final Report

The Ontario Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce (Taskforce) recently delivered its final report (Report), which updates and expands on the recommendations contained in its July 2020 initial consultation report (Initial...more

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Les ACVM publient de nouvelles indications au sujet des régimes d’aliénation de titres automatique

Le 10 décembre 2020, les Autorités canadiennes en valeurs mobilières (les « ACVM ») ont publié l’Avis 55-317 du personnel des ACVM : Régimes d’aliénation de titres automatique (l’« Avis 55-317 »), lequel fournit aux émetteurs...more

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Canadian Securities Regulators Publish Guidance on Automatic Securities Disposition Plans

On December 10, 2020, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued Staff Notice 55-317 Automatic Securities Disposition Plans (SN 55-317), providing recommendations for issuers and insiders on the establishment,...more

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Results of CSA Continuous Disclosure Review – Focus on Forward-looking Information, Insider Reporting and COVID-19 Disclosure

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Overview - On October 29, 2020, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) released Multilateral Staff Notice 51-361 Continuous Disclosure Review Program Activities for the fiscal years ended March 31, 2020 and March...more

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Sommaire des activités de surveillance et de réglementation : rapport de 2020 de l’AMF sur les marchés financiers du Québec

La Direction principale du financement des sociétés de l’Autorité des marchés financiers (l’« AMF ») a publié récemment la quatrième édition annuelle de son Sommaire des activités de surveillance et de réglementation (le «...more

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Les ACVM relèvent les lacunes courantes dans l’information continue liée à la COVID-19

Le 29 octobre 2020, les Autorités canadiennes en valeurs mobilières (les « ACVM ») ont publié l’Avis multilatéral 51-361 du personnel des ACVM, Activités du programme d’examen de l’information continue pour les exercices...more

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Summary of Oversight and Regulatory Activities: AMF’s 2020 Report on Quebec Capital Markets

The Corporate Finance division of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) recently released its fourth annual Summary of Oversight and Regulatory Activities (Report). Along with an overview of Quebec’s capital markets, the...more

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CSA Highlight Common Deficiencies in COVID-19 Disclosure

On October 29, 2020, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) released CSA Staff Notice 51-361 – Continuous Disclosure Review Program Activities for the fiscal years ended March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2019 (Notice). The...more

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Rapport annuel de l’OCRCVM : le point sur les amendes, le recouvrement, l’application de la loi et sa réponse face à la pandémie

L’Organisme canadien de réglementation du commerce des valeurs mobilières (l’« OCRCVM ») a récemment publié son rapport annuel 2019-2020 (le « rapport »), qui énonce les progrès accomplis par l’OCRCVM au cours de la dernière...more

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IIROC Annual Report Gives Update on Fines, Collection and Enforcement Efforts and Pandemic Response

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has released its Annual Report for 2019-2020 (Report). The Report outlines IIROC’s progress over the last year in increasing enforcement and collection...more

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Amendments to NI 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations Related to Business Acquisition Reports

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The Canadian Securities Administrators recently published amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Requirements (NI 51-102) related to the Business Acquisition Report (BAR) requirements. The amendments...more

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Économies potentielles : Rapport sur la vision de l’OCRCVM quant à un avenir partagé avec l’ACFM

L’Organisme canadien de réglementation du commerce des valeurs mobilières (l’« OCRCVM ») a confié à Deloitte le mandat d’évaluer les avantages et les coûts de son projet de fusion avec l’Association canadienne des fonds...more

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Savings Potential: Report on IIROC’s Vision of a Shared Future With MFDA

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) engaged Deloitte to assess the benefits and costs of consolidating the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) and IIROC into a single regulatory...more

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Les ACVM rehaussent les critères et seuils relatifs au dépôt d’une déclaration d’acquisition d’entre

Le 20 août 2020, les Autorités canadiennes en valeurs mobilières (les « ACVM ») ont publié des modifications visant le Règlement 51-102 sur les obligations d’information continue (le « Règlement 51-102 ») et son instruction...more

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The BAR Will Be Raised: CSA Increases Business Acquisition Report Triggers and Thresholds

On August 20, 2020, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published amendments (Amendments) to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations (NI 51-102) and its companion policies related to the business...more

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