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Regulatory Updates
June-20-16
Attend OSC's seminar on the CSA Consultation Paper 33-404 »
June 20, 2016 Source: The Ontario Securities Commission website   TORONTO – The Ontario Securities...
January-28-16
Current Exempt Market Initiatives & Summary of Key Capital Raising Prospectus Exemptions in Ontario »
On January 28, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published...
November-25-15
CSA Staff Notice 31-343 »
Last week the CSA published 31-343 Conflicts of Interest in Distributing Securities of Related or Connected Issuers [C...
November-20-15
PCMA comments on new F1 Trade Report proposals »
The PCMA submitted key comments and recomendations on the Proposed Amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exe...
November-05-15
Regulators Publish Crowdfunding Exemption And Registration Framework For Funding Portals »
Source: Canadian Securities Administrators website   For Immediate Release November 5, 2015  ...
October-29-15
Regulators Finalize Offering Memorandum Exemption »
Source: OSC website  Regulators Finalize Offering Memorandum Exemption October 29, 2015, Toronto –...
September-24-15
2015 Compliance and Registrant Regulation Annual Summary Report »
Source: The Ontario Securities Commission website September 24, 2015 TORONTO - The Ontario Securities Commissi...
September-13-15
OSC Capital Markets Participation Fees Calculation Seminar »
Source: The Ontario Securities Commission website September 11, 2015 TORONTO - With the December 1 deadline appr...
August-19-15
PCMA Advocacy: Proposed Amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions »
On August 13, 2015 OSC published the CSA Notice and Request for Comment Proposed Amendments to National Instrument 45-106...
August-07-15
OSC announces new registrant outreach sessions for Fall 2015 »
Source: The Ontario Securities Commission website   August 4, 2015   TORONTO - Staff of the Co...
July-14-15
OSC publishes Corporate Finance Branch 2014-2015 Annual Report »
Source: The Ontario Securities Commission website   July 14, 2015 TORONTO – The Onta...
February-24-15
The Canadian Securities Administrators announce changes to NI Prospectus and Registration Exemption »
Source: BCSC Website   Last week The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced the adoption...
February-17-15   (0 Comments - view/add)
British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) notice about the extention of BC Instrument 32-517 »
Source : BCSC  website     British Columbia Securities Commission released a Notice of Varie...
October-17-14
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has released final amendments to NI 31-103 »
  Source: OSC webiste   The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has released final amendments to NI 3...
June-10-14
Ontario Securities Commission Issues 2014 Risk Assessment Questionnaire »
June 10, 2014 Ontario Securities Commission Issues 2014 Risk Assessment Questionnaire Source: Ontario Securities Co...
July-23-13
New Brunswick establishes an independent financial services regulatory agency »
Effective July 1, 2013 the New Brunswick government established an independent financial services regulatory agency, aimed...
July-22-13
OSC launches registrant outreach to improve dialogue with Ontario registrants »
Source: Ontario Securities Commission To promote stronger compliance practices and enhance investor protection, the On...
July-09-13
Saskatchewan Proposes New Equity Crowdfunding Exemption for Start-Ups »
By Brian Koscak, Chair EMDA, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (416) 860-2955; bkoscak@casselsbrock.com The Sas...
June-28-13
OSC Finalizes 2013-2014 Statement of Priorities – Comments on the Exempt Market and Capital Raising »
By Brian Koscak, Chairman EMDA, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (416) 860-2955; bkoscak@casselsbrock.com...
June-21-13
OSC Approves Ontario-Only Crowdfunding Portal for Accredited Investors »
By Brian Koscak, Chair EMDA, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (416) 860-2955; bkoscak@casselsbrock.com   O...
June-05-13
Notice of Varied BC Instrument 32-517 from British Columbia Securities Commission »
British Columbia Securities Commission has extended BC Instrument 32-517 E xemption from Dealer Registration Requirement f...
May-31-13
OSC Staff Notice 33-740 Report on the results of the 2012 targeted review »
PDF version   Source: The Ontario Securities Commission   Staff of the Compliance and Registrant Reg...
May-15-13
OSC Seeks Input from Investors on Investing in Start-ups and Small and Medium Sized Companies »
Source: Ontario Securities Commission OSC Seeks Input from Investors on Investing in Start-ups and Small an...
May-10-13
Nova Scotia Securities Commission Notice and Request for Comment »
Source: Nova Scotia Securities Commission Original Notice is available HERE.   NOVA SCOTIA SECURITIES...
April-04-13
OSC Request for Comments: Statement of Priorities for fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 »
Source : Ontario Securities Commission Review original PDF ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION NOTICE 11-768 – STA...
February-10-13
OSC SURVEY - PROPOSED OUTREACH PROGRAM »
OSC’S COMPLIANCE AND REGISTRANT REGULATION BRANCH (CRR) SURVEY PROPOSED OUTREACH PROGRAM The Ontario Securities Commi...
January-24-13
OSC Staff Notice 45-711 Extension of Consultation Period »
Source: Ontario Securities Commission OSC Staff Notice 45-711 Extension of Consultation Period OSC Staff Consu...
January-21-13
Alberta Securities Commission Notice and Request for Comment Rule 15-503 Production of Records »
ALBERTA SECURITIES COMMISSION NOTICE AND REQUEST FOR COMMENT RULE 15-503 PRODUCTION OF RECORDS View PDF Version...
January-11-13
Consultation Sessions on OSC Staff Consultation Paper 45-710 »
  OSC EXEMPT MARKET REVIEW Consultation Sessions on OSC Staff Consultation Paper 45-710 Invitation...
January-03-13
British Columbia Securities Commission proposes revoking the Northwest Exemption »
Source: http://www.bcsc.bc.ca View PDF of BCN 2013/01 BCN 2013/01 Notice and Request for Comment - Proposed Revoc...
December-21-12
EMDA stays on top of new developments in capital raising »
To facilitate capital raising the New Brunswick Securities Commission (NBSC) recently published Blanket Order 45-504...
December-20-12
ASC changing OM exemption to facilitate access to capital for small business »
ASC changing OM exemption to facilitate access to capital for small business   Dec 20, 2012 The Alberta Securiti...
November-26-12
OSC publishes 2012 Annual Summary Report for Registrants »
OSC Staff Notice 33-738 2012 OSC Annual Summary Report for Dealers, Advisers and Investment Fund Managers The Ontari...
July-19-12
“I’m from the government, and I’m here to help…” »
By: David Gilkes, EMDA Vice Chair and President of North Star Compliance & Regulatory Solutions Inc. One can only...
July-17-12
British Columbia Regulatory Updates »
By: Brian Koscak, EMDA Chairman and Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP BCSC Amends Northwest Exemption Effective...

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