The Reporter provides a monthly summary of Canadian federal
legislative and regulatory developments of relevance to federally
regulated financial institutions. It does not address Canadian
provincial financial services legislative and regulatory
developments, although this information is tracked by BLG and can
be provided on request. In addition, purely technical and
administrative changes (such as changes to reporting forms) are not
In the Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1, Parliament
extended the statutory sunset date in the financial institutions
statutes by two years until 2019 to facilitate the review process.
The review will follow a two-stage process. This paper launches the
first stage by: setting out the current landscape, identifying key
trends that may influence future directions, seeking input on these
trends and related implications and areas for potential
Comments due by November
[Applicable to all federally regulated deposit-taking
The published letter extends the implementation date of the Revised
Pillar 3 Disclosure Requirements. Effective as of the date of this
letter, some types of federally regulated deposit-taking
institutions are exempt from Pillar 3 disclosure requirements.
Effective for fiscal
year ending October 31, 2018
[Applicable to life insurance companies, brokers and agents]
This workbook is structured to help identify risks by products,
services and delivery channels; clients and business relationships;
geography and other relevant factors. It will also help implement
effective measures and monitor money laundering and terrorist
A federally regulated insurer that seeks to cause itself to be
assumption reinsured against all or any portion of the risks
undertaken under its policies is subject to the Sections 254 and
587.1 of the Insurance Companies Act. The key
attributes of assumption reinsurance, indemnity reinsurance and
legal transfers of policies are discussed briefly in the
[Applicable to local cooperative credit societies]
This Guide sets out the two phases of the process to continue as a
federal credit union (FCU) under the Bank Act along with
the information that an applicant is generally expected to submit
in support of the requisite application to the Minister seeking the
issuance of letters patent of continuance continuing the local
cooperative credit society as a FCU.
The case of Harbouredge Mortgage v Powell is a classic example whereby a secured party registered a financing statement which contained an error in the debtor's name, and therefore lost their claim as a secured creditor.
The Supreme Court of Canada has provided guidance to financial institutions holding otherwise "highly sensitive" information to determine when that information is somewhat less sensitive, such that it can be disclosed.
The purpose of the Clearing Rule is to impose central counterparty clearing of certain OTC derivative transactions in order to mitigate counterparty risk in the derivatives market and to increase financial stability.
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