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CSA Publishes Business Plan, Includes Key Crypto-Asset Issues
On June 13, 2019, the Canadian Securities Administrators ("CSA"), a national organization committed to harmonizing securities regulation across Canada, published the CSA Business Plan 2019-2022 ("Plan") outlining initiatives to better assist participants in the capital market industry.
Canada
15 Jul 2019
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Canadian Securities Administrators Consultation Paper: The Regulation Of Crypto-Asset Platforms
According to the death certificate produced by the Government of Rajasthan (a region of India), Gerald Cotten, the CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX ...
Canada
15 Apr 2019
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When Cyber Fraud Strikes: Delineating Coverage If Employees Are Duped
The growth and sophistication of modern fraud and cyber security attacks has necessitated adaptable countermeasures by for-profit and non-profit organizations alike.
Canada
8 Jan 2019
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Canada Set To Require Beneficial Ownership Tracking By Non-Public CBCA Corporations
Corporate records are typically the preserve of law clerks and paralegals. Changes to record-keeping rules that are likely about to become law, however, will impact shareholders, directors...
Canada
17 Dec 2018
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New Ontario Securities Commission Rule For Distributions Outside Of Canada
On March 31, 2018, a new "distributions out" regime adopted by the Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC) came into force – changing the rules for Ontario-based issuers and security holders with respect to distributions of securities outside of Canada.
Canada
20 Apr 2018
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2018 Ontario Budget Analysis
On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa tabled the government's 2018-19 pre-election fiscal plan, 2018 Ontario Budget: A Plan for Care and Community.
Canada
6 Apr 2018
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Canadian Securities Administrators mandate additional disclosure in response to Sessions Memo
On February 8, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) published revised CSA Staff Notice 51-352 - Issuers with US Marijuana-Related Activities (the Notice)...
Canada
13 Feb 2018
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British Columbia's Court Of Appeal Looks Past Unregistered Trading In Ordering Payment To Investment Finder
Many junior resource companies depend on investment finders to help keep the lights on.
Canada
27 Nov 2017
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Court Of Appeal Looks Past Unregistered Trading In Ordering Payment To Investment Finder
For many junior resource company executives, deciding whether to engage investment "finders" can be like considering whether to breathe air.
Canada
20 Nov 2017
10
Balancing Blockchain Technology And Ontario Securities Laws
Further to the CSA August 2017 Staff Notice, on October 17, 2017, the OSC granted an exemptive relief application with respect to the dealer registration requirements imposed by Ontario securities...
Canada
10 Nov 2017
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Securities Regulators Provide Enhanced Guidance On Material Conflict Of Interest Transactions
Securities regulatory authorities in each of Ontario, Québec, Alberta, Manitoba, and New Brunswick published a notice setting out the recent experiences and approach of Staff in Ontario and Québec in reviewing insider bids, issuer bids, business combinations and related party transactions...
Canada
18 Aug 2017
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Court Reconsiders The Role Of "Public Corrections" In Securities Class Actions
In Drywall Acoustic Lathing and Insulation, Local 675 Pension Fund (Trustees of) v SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. the Ontario Superior Court of Justice examined, in the context of competing motions for summary judgment...
Canada
15 Nov 2016
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Court Of Appeal Clarifies Scope Of Shareholder Misrepresentation Claims In Takeover Bids
In Rooney v. ArcelorMittal S.A.[1], the Court of Appeal for Ontario considered whether a plaintiff in an action pursuant to s.131(1) of the Securities Act is required to choose whether to sue the offeror...
Canada
10 Nov 2016
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Court Of Appeal Confirms Judges May Weigh Evidence On Leave Motions In Secondary Market Securities Class Actions
In Mask v. Silvercorp Metals Inc., the Court of Appeal for Ontario upheld a decision refusing leave to commence an action for secondary market misrepresentation under section 138.8 of the OSA.
Canada
8 Sep 2016
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Court Of Appeal Lifts Stay In Cross Border Class Action
In Kaynes the ONCA recently lifted a stay of a class proceeding in which the Plaintiff is seeking damages for alleged misrepresentations made to shareholders by BP.
Canada
19 Aug 2016
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OSC Addresses Uncertainty On Distributions Outside Canada
On June 30, 2016, the OSC proposed a new "distributions out" regime that aims to clarify compliance requirements for Ontario issuers selling securities to investors outside Canada.
Canada
19 Aug 2016
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OSC Whistleblower Program Launched
On July 16, 2016, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced the launch of its Office of the Whistleblower. This is the first paid whistleblower program by a securities regulator in Canada.
Canada
28 Jul 2016
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Dolly Varden Silver And Hecla Mining
On July 22, 2016, following a joint hearing of the British Columbia and Ontario securities commissions, the regulators decided not to block a proposed private placement of common shares of Dolly Varden Silver Corporation.
Canada
28 Jul 2016
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OSC Panel Provides Guidance On Fundamental Securities Law Concepts
On May 4, 2016, an Ontario Securities Commission panel (the Panel) issued its Reasons and Decision In the Matter of Future Solar Developments Inc., containing interpretive guidance on three central concepts in securities law...
Canada
28 Jun 2016
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Test For Leave To Bring Secondary Market Securities Class Action Is Not A "Low Bar"
The recent decision in Bradley v. Eastern Platinum Ltd. saw the Superior Court of Justice reaffirm the position that the test for statutory leave to bring a secondary market securities class action "is not a low bar."
Canada
26 May 2016
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