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Final Version Of OSFI’s Corporate Governance Guideline Released
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) has released the final version of its revised Corporate Governance Guideline (the Final Guideline).
Canada
13 Feb 2013
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Domestic Systemically Important Banks: A New Framework For Assessment And Loss Absorbency
On October 11, 2012 the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel Committee), working with the Financial Stability Board, finalized and released its twelve principles for the assessment methodology and higher loss absorbency (HLA) requirements for domestic systemically important banks (D-SIBs).
Canada
30 Oct 2012
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Corporate Governance: The Next Generation
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has released for comment a draft revised Corporate Governance Guideline (Draft Guideline). The Draft Guideline proposes a number of significant changes to the current version of the Corporate Governance Guideline, which was released in 2003.
Canada
27 Aug 2012
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Federal Credit Union Draft Regulations Released For Comment
In July 2010 the federal Government established a legislative framework for the creation of federal credit unions and to permit provincial credit unions to continue voluntarily as federal credit unions under the Bank Act.
Canada
19 Jul 2012
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Task Force Points Canada Towards A New Payments System Environment
In the 2010 Budget, the federal Government established a Task Force for the Payments System Review (Task Force) to guide public policy on the evolution of Canada's payments system.
Canada
23 Apr 2012
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The Financial Sector And The Federal Budget 2012
The March 29, 2012 federal Budget indicates that the Government of Canada will be moving ahead with a few important financial sector initiatives, but the Budget was short on detail.
Canada
11 Apr 2012
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New Mortgage Underwriting Expectations For Federally Regulated Financial Institutions
In recent months, the Minister of Finance, the Hon. Jim Flaherty, and Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney have expressed concern about the high level of Canadian household debt, which has risen significantly in a prolonged low interest rate environment.
Canada
5 Apr 2012
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The Evolution Of International AML And CTF Standards: A Review Of The Revised FATF Recommendations
On February 16, 2012 the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released revised FATF Recommendations, which re-organize and streamline the original FATF Forty Recommendations on international anti-money laundering (AML) standards and the Eight (later expanded to Nine) Special Recommendations on Terrorist Financing and introduce some important changes.
Canada
20 Mar 2012
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New Legislation Impacting Financial Institutions
On November 23, 2011, the federal Government gave first reading in the Senate to the Financial System Review Act (FSRA) proposing changes to legislation governing financial institutions in Canada.
Canada
6 Dec 2011
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Federal Budget 2010 Financial Sector Highlights
The March 4, 2010 federal budget, Leading the Way on Jobs and Growth, contains a number of initiatives related to the financial sector. There are a few new (and not so new) structural proposals, such as facilitating the development of federal co-operative banking, instituting a review of the Canadian payments system and establishing a national securities regulator, but most of the initiatives relate to consumer protection.
Canada
11 Mar 2010
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Significant Changes To Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering And Anti-Terrorist Financing Law
Amendments to the "Proceeds of Crime" (Money Laundering) and "Terrorist Financing Act" (the "PCMLTFA") and other acts related to the anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regime have been enacted by the Canadian Parliament. Recently, draft regulations ("Draft Regulations") related to these amendments have also been published.
Canada
 
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