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Mach Group "Mini Tender" Offer To Buy Montreal-Based Airline Won't Fly: Quebec Financial Markets Tribunal
On August 11, 2019, Quebec's financial markets administrative tribunal (TAMF), by a majority decision, invoked its public interest jurisdiction to cease trade Mach Group Inc.'s
5 Sep 2019
CSA Warn Against Certain Problematic Promotional Activities
On November 29, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) released CSA Staff Notice 51-356 Problematic promotional activities by issuers (Staff Notice), which cautions companies...
17 Dec 2018
AMF Provides Summary Of Oversight And Regulatory Activities
The Corporate Finance Division of Quebec's Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) recently released its annual Summary of Oversight and Regulatory Activities (Report).
12 Dec 2018
Canadian Derivatives: Registration Regime For Dealers And Advisers Gets Momentum
This should increase consistency and reduce the burden of understanding and complying with the divergent approaches to the regulation of derivatives dealers and advisers...
26 Apr 2018
AMF Report Highlights Deficiencies In Disclosure Documents Of Quebec Issuers
The Report also provides a snapshot of the Quebec capital markets, including a profile of Quebec-based issuers, and signals the AMF's focus for 2017–2018.
20 Oct 2017
Relief In Quebec Granted To Select Canadian Institutional Investors For Resale Of Securities To Outside Canada
The Quebec Autorité des marchés financiers recently published two general decisions granting certain Canadian institutional investors exemptions from the prospectus requirement in connection with the resale of securities outside Canada.
20 Jul 2016
Quebec Blanket Decision Affording Relief For Certain Derivatives Activities To Be Revoked In June 2016
The revocation was originally announced on April 22, 2015, and was to take effect on September 5, 2015 (Original Revocation Decision).
3 Sep 2015
Quebec Intends To Legislate To Protect Its Head Offices
In connection with the release of its 2014-15 budget on February 20, 2014, the Government of Quebec announced the tabling of the report of the Task Force on the Protection of Québec Businesses (Task Force).
1 Mar 2014
CSA Adopts Measures To Facilitate Access To Capital By Small Businesses
The securities regulatory authorities in all Canadian provinces and territories except Ontario and British Columbia have announced their intention to issue harmonized interim local orders that provide exemptions from certain financial statement-related and audit requirements of Form 45-106F2 – Offering memorandum for non-qualifying issuers.
23 Jan 2013
Quebec Adopts Regulatory Regime For Offering Derivatives To The Public
On April 13, 2012, provisions of the Derivatives Act (Quebec) (QDA) enacted late last year governing "qualified persons" were brought into force.
30 Apr 2012
Recent Growth Of The Canadian-Dollar High-Yield Bond Market
High-yield bonds are debt securities with below-investment- grade ratings. Although high-yield bonds entail greater credit risk than government bonds or bonds of more highly rated corporate issuers, this is offset by a comparatively higher interest coupon.
3 Mar 2011
Fines Increased and Penal Provisions Reinforced under Quebec’s Charter of the French Language
On October 19, 2010, the Quebec National Assembly adopted Bill 115 – An Act following upon the court decisions on the language of instruction (the Act) amending the Charter of the French Language (Charter).
29 Oct 2010
Update — Quebec Blanket Order Affording Relief for Activities Involving Specified Derivatives to Remain in Effect
In connection with the coming into effect of the Quebec Derivatives Act (QDA) on February 1, 2009, the Quebec Autorité des marchés financiers (Authority) adopted a blanket decision (the Blanket Decision) carving out certain kinds of derivatives, principally certain specified options and futures (Specified Derivatives) previously regulated by the Quebec Securities Act (QSA), from regulation under the QDA where offered to accredited investors (AIs) in compliance with National Instrument 45-106 — P
6 Oct 2010
Update on Securities Class Actions in Quebec – Secondary Market Liability
On July 26, 2010, a motion was filed seeking authorization to institute a class action against a reporting issuer before the Superior Court of Quebec based on the secondary market liability provisions of the Securities Act (Quebec) (QSA).
17 Aug 2010
Quebec Financial Markets Authority Publishes Guideline on Risk Management of Derivatives by Financial Institutions
Quebec’s financial markets authority, the "Autorité des marchés financiers" (the Authority), recently published a Derivatives Risk Management Guideline (the Guideline), which will apply to financial institutions under the jurisdiction of the Authority, namely insurers governed by "An Act respecting insurance" (Quebec), portfolio management companies controlled by such insurers, mutual insurance associations governed by "An Act respecting insurance" (Quebec), financial services cooperatives gover
6 Aug 2010
New Registration Exemption For Foreign Dealers And Advisers Trading Or Advising In Standardized Derivatives In Quebec
The Quebec Autorité des marchés financiers (the Authority) published a draft amending regulation (Amending Regulation) under the Quebec Derivatives Act (the QDA) on July 31, 2009 which provides for a new exemption from the registration requirements of the QDA for foreign dealers or advisers who trade or advise in standardized derivatives (the Standardized Derivatives Exemption).
16 Aug 2009
Quebec Derivatives Legislation In Force As Of February 1, 2009
The Quebec government announced on January 14, 2009 that key provisions of the Quebec Derivatives Act will come into force on February 1, 2009.
9 Feb 2009
Quebec Signals Implementation Of Derivatives Legislation With Publication Of Draft Regulation
Quebec’s Autorité des marchés financiers (Authority), the lead regulator for derivatives in Canada, recently published a draft regulation intended to implement the Quebec Derivatives Act.
23 Oct 2008
Quebec Adopts Derivatives Legislation
The Quebec National Assembly recently adopted comprehensive legislation to regulate derivatives.
18 Jul 2008
New Securities Class Action Exposure In Quebec: Secondary Market Liability Amendments To “Securities Act” (Quebec)
The Quebec National Assembly recently enacted amendments to the “Securities Act” (Quebec) introducing statutory civil liability for secondary market disclosure. These changes became effective on November 9, 2007.
27 Nov 2007
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