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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.
24 Apr 2017
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.
16 Feb 2015
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.
23 Apr 2014
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.
22 Jan 2014
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.
12 Jun 2013
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.
27 Dec 2012
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.
19 Jan 2012
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.
26 Jan 2010
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.
2 Nov 2009
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.
19 Oct 2009
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.
3 Dec 2008
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").
29 Apr 2008
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