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Regulatory Updates
July-23-13
New Brunswick establishes an independent financial services regulatory agency »
Effective July 1, 2013 the New Brunswick government established an independent financial services regulatory agency, aimed...
July-22-13
OSC launches registrant outreach to improve dialogue with Ontario registrants »
Source: Ontario Securities Commission To promote stronger compliance practices and enhance investor protection, the On...
July-09-13
Saskatchewan Proposes New Equity Crowdfunding Exemption for Start-Ups »
By Brian Koscak, Chair EMDA, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (416) 860-2955; bkoscak@casselsbrock.com The Sas...
June-28-13
OSC Finalizes 2013-2014 Statement of Priorities – Comments on the Exempt Market and Capital Raising »
By Brian Koscak, Chairman EMDA, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (416) 860-2955; bkoscak@casselsbrock.com...
June-21-13
OSC Approves Ontario-Only Crowdfunding Portal for Accredited Investors »
By Brian Koscak, Chair EMDA, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (416) 860-2955; bkoscak@casselsbrock.com   O...
June-05-13
Notice of Varied BC Instrument 32-517 from British Columbia Securities Commission »
British Columbia Securities Commission has extended BC Instrument 32-517 E xemption from Dealer Registration Requirement f...
May-31-13
OSC Staff Notice 33-740 Report on the results of the 2012 targeted review »
PDF version   Source: The Ontario Securities Commission   Staff of the Compliance and Registrant Reg...
May-15-13
OSC Seeks Input from Investors on Investing in Start-ups and Small and Medium Sized Companies »
Source: Ontario Securities Commission OSC Seeks Input from Investors on Investing in Start-ups and Small an...
May-10-13
Nova Scotia Securities Commission Notice and Request for Comment »
Source: Nova Scotia Securities Commission Original Notice is available HERE.   NOVA SCOTIA SECURITIES...
April-04-13
OSC Request for Comments: Statement of Priorities for fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 »
Source : Ontario Securities Commission Review original PDF ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION NOTICE 11-768 – STA...
February-10-13
OSC SURVEY - PROPOSED OUTREACH PROGRAM »
OSC’S COMPLIANCE AND REGISTRANT REGULATION BRANCH (CRR) SURVEY PROPOSED OUTREACH PROGRAM The Ontario Securities Commi...
January-24-13
OSC Staff Notice 45-711 Extension of Consultation Period »
Source: Ontario Securities Commission OSC Staff Notice 45-711 Extension of Consultation Period OSC Staff Consu...
January-21-13
Alberta Securities Commission Notice and Request for Comment Rule 15-503 Production of Records »
ALBERTA SECURITIES COMMISSION NOTICE AND REQUEST FOR COMMENT RULE 15-503 PRODUCTION OF RECORDS View PDF Version...
January-11-13
Consultation Sessions on OSC Staff Consultation Paper 45-710 »
  OSC EXEMPT MARKET REVIEW Consultation Sessions on OSC Staff Consultation Paper 45-710 Invitation...
January-03-13
British Columbia Securities Commission proposes revoking the Northwest Exemption »
Source: http://www.bcsc.bc.ca View PDF of BCN 2013/01 BCN 2013/01 Notice and Request for Comment - Proposed Revoc...
December-21-12
EMDA stays on top of new developments in capital raising »
To facilitate capital raising the New Brunswick Securities Commission (NBSC) recently published Blanket Order 45-504...
December-20-12
ASC changing OM exemption to facilitate access to capital for small business »
ASC changing OM exemption to facilitate access to capital for small business   Dec 20, 2012 The Alberta Securiti...
November-26-12
OSC publishes 2012 Annual Summary Report for Registrants »
OSC Staff Notice 33-738 2012 OSC Annual Summary Report for Dealers, Advisers and Investment Fund Managers The Ontari...
July-19-12
“I’m from the government, and I’m here to help…” »
By: David Gilkes, EMDA Vice Chair and President of North Star Compliance & Regulatory Solutions Inc. One can only...
July-17-12
British Columbia Regulatory Updates »
By: Brian Koscak, EMDA Chairman and Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP BCSC Amends Northwest Exemption Effective...
April-19-12
EMDA Survey Results »
The EMDA was significantly engaged in the Review of Accredited Investors and Minimum Amount Exemptions available under NI...
March-18-12   (0 Comments - view/add)
BC tightens the 'Northwest Exemption' »
British Columbia tightens restrictions on the ‘Northwest Exemption’ The British Columbia Securities Commission ( BCSC...
February-03-12   (0 Comments - view/add)
EMDA SURVEY - we need to hear from you! »
The EMDA needs your views on the CSA's review of the Accredited Investor and Minimum Amount rules.  Please take...
November-16-11   (0 Comments - view/add)
CSA reviewing "Accredited Investor" and "$150,000 Minimum Amount" exempt market client criteria »
The CSA has released a Staff Consultation Note announcing a r eview of the Accredited Investor  and  $...
October-24-11   (0 Comments - view/add)
OSC seeks comments on Enforcement Initiatives »
The OSC has released OSC Staff Notice 15-704 Request for Comments on Proposed Enforcement Initiatives which discuss...
September-26-11   (0 Comments - view/add)
CSA expresses concern about brokerage activity and EMDs »
The CSA has published a Staff Notice 31-327 discussing their concerns about the use of the EMD category for brokerage acti...
September-26-11   (0 Comments - view/add)
2011 OSC Report on Dealers, Adviser and Investment Fund Managers »
The OSC has released its 2011 Annual Summary Report for Dealers, Advisors and Investment Fund Managers . The report...
July-18-11   (0 Comments - view/add)
EMDA Highlights: July 18, 2011 »
Adoption of Amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements and Exemptions and Amendments to National I...
July-13-11   (0 Comments - view/add)
EMDA Highlights: July 11, 2011 »
OSC gains momentum in prosecuting fraud June 28, 2011 - The Ontario Securities Commission is starting to see the results...
July-04-11   (0 Comments - view/add)
EMDA Highlights: July 4, 2011 »
BCSC panel permanently bans B.C. man for fraudulently obtaining over $500,000 Vancouver – A BC Securities Commission...
June-15-11   (0 Comments - view/add)
EMDA Highlights: June 15, 2011 »
ASC finds Canext Energy officer and employees engaged in illegal insider trading The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC...
June-08-11   (0 Comments - view/add)
EMDA Highlights: June 8, 2011 »
Western Regional Conferences: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary The Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada is pleased t...
June-01-11   (0 Comments - view/add)
EMDA Highlights: June 1, 2011 »
New BCSC Investment Caution: Golden Futures Trader We have recently received information that Golden Futures Trader (GF...
May-30-11   (0 Comments - view/add)
EMDA Highlights: May 30, 2011 »
The Alberta Capital Market: A Comparative Overview 2011 Report Did you know that publicly traded Alberta-based companie...
May-23-11   (0 Comments - view/add)
EMDA Highlights: May 23, 2011 »
Tips and Traps when joining an EMD National Instrument 31-103 and the recent CSA staff notice 31-323 regarding mortgage...

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