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Less Is More — The CSA Considers Significantly Streamlining Prospectus And Continuous Reporting Disclosure
On April 6, 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") released Consultation Paper 51-404 — Considerations for Reducing Regulatory Burden for Non-Investment Fund Reporting Issuers in which it discusses, and asks for feedback on, potentially sweeping changes to the rules governing prospectus offerings as well as continuous reporting obligations for Canadian reporting issuers other than investment funds.
Canada
24 Apr 2017
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One Proxy, One Vote: CSA Provides Update On Review Of Proxy Voting Infrastructure
Fulfillment of the promise of one proxy, one vote remains elusive as the CSA continue their review of the integrity and reliability of proxy voting in Canada.
Canada
16 Feb 2015
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No Mere Rubber-Stamp: Ontario Court Challenges The Admissibility Of Fairness Opinion In Arrangement Transaction
A recent decision at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) brought to the fore the role of fairness opinions in solvent arrangement transactions.
Canada
23 Apr 2014
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OSC Not On Board With Quotas
The Ontario Securities Commission has proposed new requirements to increase transparency regarding the representation of women on boards of directors and in senior management roles by TSX-listed and other non-venture issuers.
Canada
22 Jan 2014
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Gender Diversity: Women On Boards
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal government's 2013 budget signalled their intention to initiate policies to increase gender diversity on the boards of directors of public companies.
Canada
12 Jun 2013
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Does The Standstill Remain After The Train Leaves?
On November 27, 2012, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware in In re Complete Genomics, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, issued a bench ruling enjoining Complete Genomics, Inc. ("Genomics") which was engaged with a merger with BGI-Shenzhen ("BGI") from enforcing a "Don’t Ask, Don’t Waive" standstill agreement given by a third-party bidder in the auction leading to the merger with BGI.
Canada
27 Dec 2012
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Implications Of The Supreme Court Decision In The Securities Act Reference
Following the release of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on December 22, 2011 in the Reference Re Securities Act, 2011 SCC 66, the Government of Canada will be forced to rethink its efforts to implement a national regime for securities regulation.
Canada
19 Jan 2012
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Continued Harmonization Regarding the Distribution of CFDs and Forex: BC Securities Commission Grants Order to CMC Markets
On May 14, 2010, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) granted relief to CMC Markets UK plc and CMC Markets Canada Inc. (together, CMC Markets) that will permit CMC Markets to distribute "contracts for difference" (CFDs) and foreign exchange contracts (forex) to British Columbia investors without the necessity of a prospectus filing.
Canada
10 Jun 2010
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Changes To Insider Reporting: 5 Day Filing, Deemed Beneficial Ownership And Reporting For Derivatives
On January 22, 2010, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) published the final version of National Instrument 55-104 "Insider Reporting Requirements and Exemptions" (NI 55-104), together with a Companion Policy and related consequential amendments, which will come into effect on April 30, 2010.
Canada
26 Jan 2010
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TSX Guidance On Anti-Dilution Provisions, Compensation Plan Amendments And The Uptick Prohibition For NCIB Purchases
On December 7, 2009 the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") staff issued a notice (the "Notice") providing guidance on: anti-dilution provisions for convertible securities; amendments to add a cashless exercise feature to security-based compensation arrangements; and the uptick prohibition for purchases made pursuant to normal course issuer bids.
Canada
10 Dec 2009
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OSC Issues Staff Notice 91-702 Offerings Of Contracts For Difference And Foreign Exchange Contracts To Investors In Ontario
On October 27, 2009, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) released Staff Notice 91-702 Offerings of Contracts for Difference and Foreign Exchange Contracts to Investors in Ontario.
Canada
2 Nov 2009
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CFDS And Forex Now Available To Retail Investors In Ontario And Québec
On October 8, 2009, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) granted relief to CMC Markets UK Plc and CMC Markets Canada Inc. (together, CMC Markets) that will permit CMC Markets to distribute "contracts for difference" (CFDs) and foreign exchange contracts (forex) to Ontario investors without the necessity of a prospectus filing.
Canada
19 Oct 2009
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The TSX Financial Hardship Exemption From Security Holder Approval
The TSX has clarified its rules regarding the circumstances in which a listed issuer can dilute its existing security holders by more than 25%, engage in transactions that materially affect control of the issuer, and / or engage in transactions with insiders of the issuer, in reliance on the financial hardship exemption from the security holder approval requirement under section 604(e) of the TSX Company Manual.
Canada
13 May 2009
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Hostile Bid Enjoined For Potential Breach Of Confidence By Investment Bank
On February 10, 2009, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued an interlocutory injunction restraining Rusoro Mining Ltd. from proceeding with its hostile bid for Gold Reserve Inc.
Canada
18 Feb 2009
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Five Day Filing Deadline, Deemed Beneficial Ownership And Issuer Disclosure Of Late Reports Included In Proposed Changes To The Insider Reporting Regime
On December 18, 2008 the Canadian Securities Administrators published for comment proposed National Instrument 55-104 “Insider Reporting Requirements and Exemptions”, together with a companion policy and related consequential amendments.
Canada
4 Jan 2009
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OSC Proposes Changes To The Regulatory Fees Payable By Issuers And Registrants
On October 3, 2008, the Ontario Securities Commission published proposed changes to OSC Rule 13-502 "Fees", its Forms and Companion Policy.
Canada
 
3 Dec 2008
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Update Re. Short Selling Restrictions In Canada
On September 18, 2008 the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an order pursuant to the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (the SEC Order) that “all persons are prohibited from short selling any publicly traded securities” of certain financial sector firms.
Canada
23 Sep 2008
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Greener Ahead: Environmental Reporting In Ontario Securities Law
On February 27, 2008, the Ontario Securities Commission ("OSC") released OSC Staff Notice 51-716 Environmental Reporting ("Staff Notice 51-716") outlining the results of a targeted review of 35 public companies' compliance with continuous disclosure requirements related to environmental matters under National Instrument 51-102 "Continuous Disclosure Obligations".
Canada
5 Jun 2008
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Flashing Green Ahead: Environmental Reporting In Ontario Securities Law - Continuous Disclosure And OSC Staff Notice 51-716
On February 27, 2008, the Ontario Securities Commission ("OSC") released OSC Staff Notice 51-716 "Environmental Reporting" ("Staff Notice 51-716") outlining the results of a targeted review of 35 public companies' compliance with continuous disclosure requirements related to environmental matters under National Instrument 51-102 "Continuous Disclosure Obligations" ("NI 51-102").
Canada
29 Apr 2008
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