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Conduct Controlled: CSA Proposes Derivatives Business Conduct Rules
On April 4, 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") published new draft rules governing the business conduct of derivatives firms.
Canada
26 Apr 2017
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Business Law Advisory Council Report: Recommendations For Amendments To The PPSA And RSLA
On November 16, 2016, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services posted the Fall 2016 report of the Business Law Advisory Council, which was formed by the MGCS in March 2016 to put forward recommendations for modernizing Ontario's corporate and commercial statutes.
Canada
7 Dec 2016
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Introducing Liquid Alternatives: Game Changer For Canadian Hedge Funds
On September 22, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") published their long-awaited proposal for a "liquid alternatives" regulatory framework in Canada (the "Proposal").
Canada
16 Nov 2016
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Time to Make it Clear, Part III: CSA Republishes Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Rules for Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing of OTC Derivatives
On February 24, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) republished for comment Proposed National Instrument 94-101 Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing of Derivatives (the Clearing Rule)
Canada
14 Mar 2016
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For The Times They Are A-Changin: Canadian Regulators Adopt Fundamental Changes to the Take-over Bid Regime
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have adopted amendments to Canada's take-over bid regime which will take effect on May 9, 2016.
Canada
4 Mar 2016
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Early Warning Enhancements
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have adopted amendments to the early warning requirements in National Instrument 62-103 The Early Warning System and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues ..
Canada
4 Mar 2016
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Carrying The Tune: OSC Whistleblower Program Coming Soon
The Program does not require internal reporting prior to submitting information to the OSC
Canada
25 Feb 2016
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SPACs, The "New" Private Equity Vehicle In Canada – An Asset Class Of $800M And Growing
On June 24, 2015, Acasta Enterprises Inc. announced that it had filed a prospectus for an initial public offering (IPO) of $275 million.
Canada
1 Jul 2015
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The Federal Budget: What Financial Institutions Need To Know
On April 21, Finance Minister Joe Oliver tabled the 2015 federal budget (the "Budget").
Canada
9 May 2015
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TSX Proposes New Listing Requirements For Exchange Traded Products, Closed-End Funds And Structured Products
On January 15, 2015, the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") published for comment proposed amendments (the "Amendments") to the TSX Company Manual (the "Manual").
Canada
24 Jan 2015
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U.S. Court Of Appeals Rules SEC Conflict Minerals Disclosure Requirement Unconstitutional
On April 14, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") rule requiring issuers to disclose whether they use "conflict minerals" in their products was unconstitutional because it would compel speech in violation of the First Amendment
Canada
12 May 2014
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Proxy Advisory Firm Regulation – Canadian Securities Administrators Propose Guidance, Not Rules
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have released for comment proposed National Policy 25-201 Guidance for Proxy Advisory Firms (the Proposed Policy).
Canada
7 May 2014
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TSXV Issues Guidance On Discretionary Waivers Of Minimum Pricing Requirements
The TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) recently issued a bulletin providing guidance to issuers on the circumstances in which it will consider waiving its $0.05 minimum pricing requirements for a financing involving the issuance of shares of a company listed on the TSXV
Canada
1 May 2014
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New Report Of Exempt Distribution Form Proposed For Domestic And Foreign Investment Funds
On March 20, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") introduced a proposed new Form 45-106F10 - Report of Exempt Distribution for Investment Fund Issuers (the "Investment Fund Exempt Trade Report").
Canada
26 Apr 2014
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IIROC Issues Proposed Guidance On Underwriting Due Diligence
The IIROC issued a request for comment on proposed guidance regarding due diligence conducted by underwriters on public offerings of securities in Canada.
Canada
11 Apr 2014
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Ontario Court Makes Observations On Purpose Of Fairness Opinions In The Context Of Plans Of Arrangement
A recent decision of Justice Brown of the Toronto Commercial List Court provides a good reminder of the role of both fairness opinions and the Court in plans of arrangement.
Canada
10 Apr 2014
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Canadian Securities Regulators Propose Crowdfunding Exemption
On March 20, 2014, securities regulators in Quebec, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Manitoba and Nova Scotia published for comment proposed crowdfunding prospectus exemptions, which consist of (a) an integrated crowdfunding prospectus ..
Canada
5 Apr 2014
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CSA Proposes Changes To National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus And Registration Exemptions Relating To Short-term Debt And Securitized Products
On January 23, 2014, the CSA published for a 90-day comment period proposed amendments that would modify the credit ratings required to distribute short-term debt, primarily commercial paper ("CP").
Canada
27 Feb 2014
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Marginal Improvement: CSA Publishes Model Rule On Customer Clearing And The Protection Of Customer Collateral And Positions
On January 16, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators Over-the-Counter Derivatives Committee ("CSA Committee") published CSA Staff Notice 91-304 Model Provincial Rule – Derivatives: Customer Clearing and Protection of Customer Collateral and Positions ("Staff Notice 91-304").
Canada
28 Jan 2014
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A New Opportunity For TSX-V Issuers: Proposed Prospectus Exemption For Placements To Existing Security Holders
In a move that could benefit many junior issuers on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V), Canadian securities regulators in all jurisdictions except Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador published for comment a draft prospectus exemption for existing security holders (Multilateral CSA Notice 45-312).
Canada
27 Nov 2013
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