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Securities

OVERVIEW

The following updates are intended to give you a summary of recent developments in securities laws in Ontario and the rest of Canada. Please let us know if there are any topics of interest to you and we will do our best to make sure we discuss them in upcoming updates. We hope that you find the information provided useful and we look forward to helping your business grow.

2017

AUGUST 10

Market Participants Take Note: Securities Regulators To Subject Special Transactions To Greater Scrutiny And On A Real-Time Basis

On July 27, 2017, the securities regulatory authorities of Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick (collectively, "Staff") published comments in a Notice (the "Notice") on Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101"), advising market participants of their collective intention to subject material conflict of interest transactions ("Special Transactions") to greater scrutiny by reviewing them in "real time."

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2015

MAY 11

Securities Bulletin - Equity Crowdfunding in Canada: An Update

Ryan M.J. Hayes and Jordan R. Schwartz, Equity Crowdfunding in Canada: An Update, May 11, 2015

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APRIL 24

Securities Bulletin - Amendments to Disclosure Rules for Venture Issuers

 

 

 

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2014

OCTOBER 24

Securities Bulletin

FEBRUARY 05

Phase 2: IIROC's Proposed Final Set of Reforms

JANUARY 31

Status of Equity Crowdfunding

2013

NOVEMBER 21

CSA to Regulate Proxy Advisory Firms

NOVEMBER 21

OSC Proposes Gender Equality on Boards and in Senior Management Positions

SEPTEMBER 27

BCSC Finds Canaco Resources Inc. Did Not Breach Securities Laws

APRIL 24

Canadian Securities Regulators Implement Disclosure Requirements For Investment Costs And Performance

APRIL 01

Notice and Access Adopted in Canada

MARCH 22

Commitment to Complete Bought Deal Tested in Court

Blair Bowen and Michael Kutner explain the Court's Decision in favour of Stetson Oil & Gas Ltd.  in an action brought against Thomas Weisel Partners Canada Inc. for breach of a bought deal engagement letter.

 

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FEBRUARY 01

OSC Considers New Capital Raising Prospectus Exemptions

Dunny Medina and Michael Kutner review the new Capital Raising Prospectus Exemptions being considered by the OSC in the attached article.

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2012

DECEMBER 01

TSX Amends Election Rules

SEPTEMBER 01

TSX Venture Exchange Implements Temporary Relief Measures

JANUARY 01

Supreme Court of Canada Rejects Canadian Securities Act

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