Securities enforcement activities in Canada are overseen by
several agencies, including the Canadian Securities Administrators,
the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, the
Ontario Securities Commission, the Autorité des
marchés financiers and the Alberta Securities
The infographics below are based on data published by these
respective organizations and cover the time period up to the end of
2015. They summarize recent securities enforcement activities and
highlight upcoming changes for 2016.
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