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The CSA is publishing for a 90-day comment period proposed rule amendments to implement eight initiatives to eliminate duplicative requirements, streamline regulatory processes, codify frequently-granted exemptions from certain rules for investment funds, and eliminate the need for certain regulatory approvals. These proposed changes are part of the CSA’s ongoing work to reduce regulatory burden for investment funds.
Comments should be submitted by December 11, 2019.
CSA Notice and Request for Comment Reducing Regulatory Burden for Investment Fund Issuers – Phase 2, Stage 1
The CSA is publishing for a 90-day comment period proposed amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations relating to business acquisition reports as part of its reduction of regulatory burden project.
CSA Notice and Request for Comment Proposed Amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations and changes to Certain Policies Related to the Business Acquisition Report Requirements
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published CSA Staff Notice 31-356 Guidance on Compliance Consultants Engaged by Firms Following a Regulatory Decision. This notice provides guidance to registered firms when they are required by a securities regulatory authority or regulator to engage a compliance consultant to assist them in addressing their compliance deficiencies and improve their compliance systems.
CSA Staff Notice 31-356 Guidance on Compliance Consultants Engaged by Firms Following a Regulatory Decision
CSA Staff Notice 95-301 Margin and Collateral Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives published by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) provides notice to market participants that the CSA has decided to delay the implementation of the mandatory margin and collateral requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives that were discussed in CSA Consultation Paper 95-401 Margin and Collateral Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives. The CSA will continue to monitor Canada’s derivatives markets and international developments.
CSA Staff Notice 95-301 Margin and Collateral Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives
CSA Staff Notice 31-355 OBSI Joint Regulators Committee Annual Report for 2018 is published jointly by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA). It is the fifth Annual Report of the Joint Regulators Committee (JRC) of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI). Members of the JRC are representatives from the CSA, IIROC and MFDA. The JRC and OBSI regularly meet to discuss governance and operations matters and other significant issues that could influence the effectiveness of the dispute resolution system. This notice provides an overview of the JRC, highlights matters considered and advanced by the JRC and provides an overview of a few of OBSI’s initiatives.
Joint Regulators Committee Annual Report for 2018
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published CSA Staff Notice 51-358 Reporting of Climate Change-related Risks (Notice). This notice clarifies existing legal requirements and does not create any new ones. The guidance in this notice is intended to help issuers identify and improve their disclosure of material climate change-related risks.
CSA Staff Notice 51-358 Reporting of Climate Change-related Risks
The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) today published ASC Consultation Paper 11-701 Energizing Alberta’s Capital Market.
This consultation is seeking input on steps the ASC, as Alberta’s securities regulator, can take to foster a vibrant public and private capital market in Alberta, while continuing to protect investors.
Comments should be submitted by September 20, 2019.
ASC Consultation Paper 11-701 Energizing Alberta’s Capital Market.
ASC Notice 33-706 Policy and Procedures Manual – Reference Resource for Exempt Market Dealers (Including Those with Multiple Registration Categories)
Staff of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA Staff or we) have been examining the requirements in National Instrument 21-101 Marketplace Operation (NI 21-101) and in National Instrument 23-101 Trading Rules (NI 23-101) (together, Marketplace Rules) in respect of the reporting of material systems incidents by recognized exchanges (Exchanges) and alternative trading systems (ATSs) (together, Marketplaces) carrying on business in the jurisdictions of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). We have also been reviewing the practices set out around those requirements in various recognition orders, rules and other sources of regulatory guidance. This Notice summarizes the key regulatory requirements with respect to the reporting of a material systems incident by marketplaces and sets out CSA Staff's expectations with respect to incident reporting. The Notice also describes CSA Staff's process for reviewing a marketplace's notification of a material systems incident as well as our role in addressing a material systems incident.
CSA Staff Notice 21-326 Guidance for Reporting Material Systems Incidents
Following the service interruption on April 27, 2018 that affected trading on TSX Inc. (TSX), Alpha Exchange Inc. (Alpha), TSX Venture Exchange Inc. (TSXV) and Bourse de Montréal (MX) (the Incident), CSA Staff undertook a review of the Incident and identified several issues that required further examination and follow up. This notice discusses the issues identified by CSA Staff during the course of, and as a result of, the Incident, through discussions with the affected marketplaces, market participants and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), as well as follow-up actions that CSA Staff have taken or intend to take going forward.
CSA Staff Notice 21-325 Follow-up on Marketplace Systems Incidents
The Canadian Securities Administrators are publishing a CSA Staff Notice (the Notice) on final amendments to certain custody-related provisions of National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations (NI 31-103 and the Amendments, respectively). The Amendments are minor but deemed necessary to align the custody-related provisions in NI 31-103 with amendments to National Instrument 81-102 Investment Funds, which came into force on January 3, 2019. The Amendments are anticipated to come into force on June 12, 2019.
CSA Notice of Amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations Custody-Related Amendments
The ASC is making amendments (Amendments) to ASC Rule 15-501 Rules of Practice and Procedure for Commission Proceedings. The Amendments will remove some outdated references and create or amend provisions that will further promote the efficient use of scheduled time for hearings.
ASC Notice Amendments to ASC Rule 15-501 Rules of Practice and Procedure for Commission Proceedings