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The Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) recently announced amendments to National Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus Exemptions introducing a new prospectus exemption that is expected to take effect on November 21, 2022 (the “Listed Issuer Exemption”).

Listed issuers that qualify for the Listed Issuer Exemption will be able to distribute freely ...

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Beginning in 2020, in response to the enduring challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, many reporting issuers pivoted from in-person shareholder meetings to virtual shareholder meetings. Virtual meetings are either held entirely virtually or rely on a “hybrid” model allowing for both virtual and in-person participation.

In light of recent corporate law amendments ...

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For over a decade, Canadian securities regulators have been concerned about the significant variance in disclosure practices surrounding non-GAAP financial measures and the potential to mislead investors. To address these concerns, on August 25, 2021, National Instrument 52-112 – Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures Disclosure (“NI 52-112”) and its ...

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Every year, reporting issuers are faced with the task of tailoring the disclosure for their annual general meeting to an ever-evolving list of changes in corporate and securities laws, updates to stock exchange rules, new guidance from proxy advisors and regulators and developing corporate governance trends.

This checklist and overview of certain matters relevant to ...

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  • The Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) have published a notice and request for comment on proposed National Instrument 51-107 – Disclosure of Climate-related Matters (the “Proposed Instrument”) and its companion policy, which would establish mandatory climate-related disclosure requirements for reporting issuers in ...
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Amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations (“NI 31-103”) and the new requirements under Client Focused Reforms (“CFRs”)

The Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) have amended NI 31-103 to introduce new registrant conduct requirements, with the stated objective of better ...

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Every year, reporting issuers are faced with the task of tailoring the disclosure for their annual general meeting to an ever-evolving list of changes in corporate and securities laws, updates to stock exchange rules, new guidance from proxy advisors and regulators and developing corporate governance trends.

This checklist and overview of certain matters relevant to ...

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New Blanket Orders

The CSA have announced further temporary relief from certain regulatory filings:

  • for non-investment fund issuers, a 45-day extension for periodic filings normally required to be made between June 2, 2020 and August 31, 2020; and
  • for investment funds, a 60-day extension for periodic filings normally required to be made between June 2, 2020 and September ...
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Further to our blog post of March 19, 2020, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) granted temporary, blanket relief to market participants on March 23, 2020 from certain periodic filing requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The relief applies to issuers, investment funds, registrants, certain regulated entities, and designated rating ...

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In light of the rapidly evolving developments relating to COVID-19, and recognizing that issuers have an urgent need to focus on critical business decisions, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) have announced that they will grant temporary, blanket relief from the filing of certain documents required to be filed on or before June 1, 2020.

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