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FINANCIAL & BANKING SERVICES

The financial services industry is one of the most competitive and highly regulated sectors in the market. Players in this market need financial services and banking lawyers who are experts in sophisticated transaction structures and complex banking regulations and who can anticipate and successfully navigate industry change. Banks, major international financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, corporate and government institutions turn to McMillan LLP for our expertise in domestic and international market trends, financial services legislation, our commitment to exemplary client service and our global relationships that enable us to swiftly execute the most demanding business transactions.

McMillan’s internal expertise and global connections make us the best choice for any large-scale financial services transaction. We work in inter-disciplinary teams to deliver specific expertise across a variety of industries including, mining, aircraft and aviation, energy, life sciences, pharmaceuticals and automotive. Our financial services lawyers maintain a trusted international network of award-winning business lawyers. With such resources, McMillan is highly qualified to facilitate any and all cross-border transactions seamlessly for clients around the world involving the law.

McMillan’s lawyers are recognized by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Lexpert, the International Financial Law Review and Legal Who’s Who.

SECURED LENDING & SYNDICATED FINANCE

Syndicated finance and secured loans are frequent sources of new capital for North American corporations. McMillan’s Financial Services Group has expert insight into the dynamics of today’s financial markets, with a refined understanding of what degree of risk lenders and borrowers are willing to accept in a given market environment.

We represent both lenders and borrowers in a variety of secured lending transactions, including bi-lateral lending, syndicated lending, asset-based lending, subordinated debt financings, acquisition and sponsored financings and debtor-in-possession financings. We advise clients on structuring, documenting and implementing sophisticated financing arrangements tailored to reflect the unique objectives of each transaction. On the lender side, we work with major Canadian and international commercial banks, institutional investors and other financial institutions, while on the borrower side, we assist corporations, private equity groups, sponsors and funds.

For all secured lending transactions that we help facilitate, our focus is on understanding the clients’ objectives in order to deliver creative, practical solutions. Our experience in secured lending is complemented by expertise in workouts, bankruptcy, restructuring, asset liquidation and, when necessary, litigation.

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INSIGHTS (137 Posts)

Featured Insight

Privacy Implications of an Open Banking System in Canada

Canada’s Advisory Committee on Open Banking's final report- the privacy and data security implications of an open banking system in Canada.

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Oct 12, 2021
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Start of a New Term: ARRC Recommends CME Group’s Term SOFR

ARRC formally recommends CME Term SOFR. Term SOFR works similar to LIBOR and is the preferred RFR for business loans.

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Sep 7, 2021
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Blocked Account Agreements in Canada – Back to Basics

A BAA is useful for lenders relying on cash collateral in secured lending transactions. We discuss the nature and function of BAAs in the common law provinces.

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Aug 31, 2021
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Open Banking in Canada: Could 2023 be the Year?

An overview of the Advisory Committee on Open Banking's final report on bringing open banking to Canada.

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Aug 11, 2021
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Attention Federally Regulated Employers – Canada’s Pay Equity Act Takes Effect August 31, 2021

The Pay Equity Act, requiring federally regulated employers to develop a comprehensive pay equity plan, takes effect on August 31, 2021

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Aug 3, 2021
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Watch as that Trust is Swept Away

Suppliers and subcontractors in the construction industry should be mindful of a recent unreported decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

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Jul 30, 2021
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SOFR Fundamentals: What We Know SO-FAR

SOFR is the preferred USD alternative RFR to LIBOR. We discuss what SOFR is, the types of SOFR, conventions for SOFR, and using SOFR in loan agreements.

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Jul 21, 2021
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An International Overview of Existing Climate-Related Insurance Initiatives: Finding the Right Path for Canada

Part of our ESG initiative, this article summarizes existing climate-related insurance initiatives and suggests programs that may be most successful in Canada.

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Jun 30, 2021
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Making Sense of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Capital market developments from the CSA regarding non-GAAP financial information.

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Jun 30, 2021
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Charting the Future of Insurance Regulation in Ontario – FSRA Takes Aim at Auto, and Health and Life Insurance for Increased Oversight and Consumer Protection

FSRA has set out its strategic direction and priorities for the insurance sector in its 2021-24 Annual Business Plan.

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Jun 30, 2021
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Climate, Credit & Canada – Growth of Green Bonds, Sustainability-Linked Credit and Net-Zero Banking

Climate, Credit & Canada - Growth of Green Bonds, Sustainability-Linked Credit and Net-Zero Banking

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Jun 7, 2021
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Who is Caught by Canada’s New Retail Payment Systems Regulation?

Canada's proposed retail payments systems regulatory regime requires payments service providers to be registered. Who exactly is a payments service provider?

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May 31, 2021
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OSFI Issues Final IFRS 17 Regulatory Forms and Instructions for Federally Regulated Insurers

On April 30, 2021, OSFI released a letter to all FRIs advising that it has issued the final IFRS 17 Regulatory Forms and Instructions (the “Returns”)

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May 8, 2021
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End of the Bellatrix GasEDI Saga Marks Beginning of Market Fallout

The Alberta Court of Appeal's dismissal of Bellatrix's appeal leaves substantial uncertainty for natural gas market and all derivatives counterparties.

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May 5, 2021
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Client Focused Reforms (CFRs): Everything you need to know about the new conflicts of interest requirements (but were afraid to ask)

The June 30, 2021 deadline for registered firms and their representatives to comply with the first phase of the CFRs relating to conflicts of interest is fast approaching. The new conflicts of interest requirements will require registrants to review and, where necessary, implement changes to their existing conflicts of interest policies and procedures.

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May 6, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
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Supreme Court of Canada Confirms: Hypothecary Notices In Québec Receiverships Are Here To Stay

Supreme Court of Canada confirms: hypothecary notices in Québec receiverships are here to stay.

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Apr 6, 2021
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FCAC’s Submission on Open Banking: Finding the Right Balance to Achieve Consumer Protection and Broad Financial Sector Participation

The authors discuss the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada's submission to the Advisory Committee on Open Banking.

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Mar 30, 2021
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LIBOR Newsflash: FCA Announces Dates for Official Cessation and Loss of Representativeness of LIBOR

FCA announces dates for the official cessation and loss of representativeness of LIBOR. Implications for Lenders.

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Mar 10, 2021
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LIBOR Newsflash: Announcement on Official Cessation of LIBOR is Expected Soon

IBA and FCA expected to make announcement about the official cessation of LIBOR. Timelines for ceasing new issuances of LIBOR loans.

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Feb 18, 2021
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2020 Fintech Year in Review: Canadian Regulatory Developments

2020 Fintech Year in Review: Canadian Regulatory Developments

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Feb 10, 2021
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A Win for Landlords: Letters of Credit and the Autonomy Principle

Five takeaways from 7636156 Canada Inc. (Re), 2020 ONCA 681.

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Jan 4, 2021
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The Cessation of the 6-month and 12-month CDOR Tenors

Refinitiv announced that the calculation and publication of the 6-month and 12-month tenors of CDOR would cease indefinitely effective as of May 17, 2021.

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Dec 17, 2020
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‘But to What Effect?’ The Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies the Anti-deprivation Rule in Chandos

The authors discussion of the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Chandos Construction affirming the anti-deprivation rule and consider its implications

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Nov 16, 2020
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OSFI’s New Draft Guideline E-4 Relating to Foreign Entity Branches: A Comparative Analysis to Existing Guidance

OSFI opens consultation for Draft Guideline E-4: Foreign Entities Operating in Canada on a Branch Basis, which will replace existing guidelines E-4A and E-4B.

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Nov 3, 2020
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Mandatory Indoor Face Coverings: What Ontario Employers Need to Know

Mandatory Indoor Face Coverings: What Ontario Employers Need to Know

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Oct 6, 2020
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And We’re Back! OSFI Resumes IFRS 17 Initiatives

OSFI updates Federally Regulated Insurers on the implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standard
17 as policy work resumes.

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Aug 12, 2020
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OSFI to Resume Policy Development Work in the Fall of 2020

With conditions stabilizing across many parts of the country and economic recovery beginning, it is an appropriate time to resume policy work, details to come.

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Jul 16, 2020
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Implementing New NAFTA: Agreement on Everything Except the Name!

This article identifies key sectoral and other changes to the NAFTA, which will come into effect on July 1, 2020 through the implementation of the CUSMA.

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Jun 24, 2020
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Privacy Penalties – Canadian Competition Bureau Wades Into Privacy Enforcement

Organizations operating in Canada are advised to immediately review their privacy-related policies and marketing to avoid false or misleading representations

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May 26, 2020
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Rules for Control of Electronic Chattel Paper – Ontario’s Push to Modernize the Personal Property Security Act

On Friday, May 15, 2020, the electronic chattel paper amendments to the Ontario PPSA finally came into force, nearly a year after receiving royal assent.

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May 18, 2020
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Federal Government Relief Programs for Small and Medium Enterprises

Federal Government Relief Programs for Small and Medium Enterprises

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Apr 24, 2020
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Alberta Government Passes Bill 12, Liabilities Management Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 – What You Need to Know

What you need to know about the Alberta Government's Bill 12 in relation to Liabilities Management Statutes Amendment Act, 2020.

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Apr 21, 2020
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OSFI Outlines Additional Regulatory Adjustments to Foster Financial Resilience and Stability During COVID-19

Further to OSFI's March 27 letter, OSFI announced more adjustments to existing capital requirements for banks and insurers to respond to the impacts of COVID-19

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Apr 15, 2020
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COVID-19: It’s Time to Revisit Financing Agreements

This bulletin provides an overview of the impact COVID-19 may have on financing.

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Mar 31, 2020
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Asking Lenders for Time to Deal with COVID-19 Problems

Guide for borrowers to discussing loan defaults and additional credit support with lenders.

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Mar 31, 2020
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OSFI’s Regulatory Adjustments in Response to COVID-19 Impacts

On March 27, 2020, OSFI announced a number of sector-specific measures to support federally regulated banks, insurers and private pension plans.

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Mar 31, 2020
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Supreme Court of Canada Grants Leave to Appeal in “Canada North” CCAA Priming Charges vs. Payroll Deductions Case

Canada North, CCAA, payroll deductions, deemed trust, priority, Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, Supreme
Court of Canada

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Mar 27, 2020
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Unbearable Lite-ness: Lenders’ Remedies in the Age of Missing Covenants

The author discusses the recent trend toward borrower-friendly loan documents and the remedies available to lenders in Canada.

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Mar 23, 2020
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Coronavirus – A Preparedness and Response Guide for Canadian Businesses

What steps should corporations take to mitigate the risks posed by COVID-19 to the health and safety of their workforce and contractual obligations.

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Mar 9, 2020
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Saskatchewan’s New Year’s Resolution? A New Insurance Act to Ring in the New Year

On January 1, 2020, The Insurance Act (“New Act”) and The Insurance Regulations (“New Regulations”) came into force in Saskatchewan, marking the first major overhaul to Saskatchewan’s insurance legislation in decades

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Feb 27, 2020
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Consumer-Directed Finance: Canada’s Answer to Open Banking

An overview of the Advisory Committee on Open Banking's recent report entitled Consumer-directed finance: the future of financial services.

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Feb 26, 2020
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As the “New NAFTA” Approaches Ratification, Regulated Foreign Entities Should Anticipate Stricter Record-Keeping Requirements

A summary of notable amendments to the federal Bank Act and Insurance Companies Act that Bill C-4 (CUSMA) will bring into force.

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Feb 25, 2020
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The Phase-Out of LIBOR: A Primer

Overview of LIBOR; why it is problematic; alternative benchmark rates; readiness of loan market for transition away from LIBOR; and fall-back language

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Sep 10, 2019
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A Call to Action on Open Banking

On June 19, 2019, the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce (“the Committee”) published a report on open banking entitled Open Banking

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Jul 3, 2019
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An Update on the B-20 “Stress Test”

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has indicated that Guideline B-20 is working, and that the associated “stress test” has improved the resilience of the Canadian financial system.

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Jun 18, 2019
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Why Rewards Programs may not be so Rewarding for Credit Card Issuers

The Tax Court of Canada (the “Court”) recently confirmed that participation in certain reward and loyalty programs, such as Aeroplan, may have significant tax implications for Canadian banks, and other issuers of credit card products.

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Jun 6, 2019
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TOP TWELVE THINGS TO KNOW – New Canadian Trademarks Act June 17, 2019

On June 17, 2019 major changes to Canada’s Trademarks Act will come into force.

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Jun 4, 2019
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Proposed Digital Charter Could Bring Sweeping Changes to Canadian Privacy Laws

On May 21, 2019, the Canadian federal government released a proposed Digital Charter

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May 23, 2019
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So You Want to Insure Risks in Canada, Eh? A Guide To Becoming A Licensed Insurer

There are two levels of government that regulate insurers in Canada.

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Apr 23, 2019
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Financial Institutions: OSFI’s Heightened Cyber Security Incident Reporting Obligations Now In Effect

OSFI published the Technology and Cyber Security Incident Reporting Advisory, which sets out OSFI's expectations for reporting technology and cyber security incidents.

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Apr 8, 2019
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Performance Bonds: What Project Finance Lenders Should Know

As part of the performance security package for construction projects, project finance lenders (as well as project owners, landlords and government authorities) often require performance bonds from the construction contractor as security for the performance of the contractor’s obligations.

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Feb 28, 2019
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OSFI Boots Up Cyber Safety with its New Advisory on Technology and Cyber Security Incident Reporting

On January 24, 2019, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (“OSFI”) published the Technology and Cyber Security Incident Reporting Advisory (the “Advisory”), which sets out OSFI’s expectations for reporting technology and cyber security incidents.

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Feb 6, 2019
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OSFI adds the Earthquake Exposure Data Return to its Late and Erroneous Filing Penalty Framework

OSFI introduced the Late and Erroneous Filing Penalty ("LEFP") Framework in 2002 as a way to encourage timely and error-free filing.

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Jan 31, 2019
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Alberta Securities Commission Introduces New Whistleblower Policy

Overview of Alberta's Recovery Plan announced June 29, 2020 and the new Invest Alberta

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Dec 6, 2018
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OSFI’s Revised Corporate Governance Guideline Goes Live

On September 18, 2018 the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions issued the final version of its Corporate Governance Guideline

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Oct 3, 2018
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Adoption of financial sector reform goes ahead in Québec, but government backtracks on certain proposed changes in the insurance sector

As a result of the adoption of the Financial Sector Reform Act, several key pieces of legislation are amended or replaced entirely.

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Sep 5, 2018
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Revocation of the “Northwestern Exemption”

On August 15, 2018, the CSA announced that certain regulatory authorities will be revoking their registration exemptions that form the "Northwestern Exemption".

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Aug 29, 2018
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OSFI Updates its Transaction Instructions for FRFIs’ Purchase or Redemption of Shares and Reduction of Stated Capital

On August 17, 2018, the OSFI revised its transaction instructions relating to the consent and reporting obligations of FRFIs entering into transactions

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Aug 29, 2018
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Getting the Deal Through – Banking Regulation 2018

The Canada chapter in Getting the Deal Through - Banking Regulation 2018 provides an overview of the regulations governing the banking industry in Canada

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Jun 1, 2018
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Insurance Regulators Team Up to Strengthen Consumer Protection

On May 3, 2018, the Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators ("CCIR") and the Canadian Insurance Services Regulatory Organizations ("CISRO") released a joint

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May 31, 2018
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Proposed CSA Derivatives Registration Rule Part 1 – Who Must Register

On April 19, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") published new draft rules governing the registration of derivatives market participants.

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May 28, 2018
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Darcy Ammerman wrote about five interest rate provisions to be aware of prior to financing

some of the most important interest rate provisions to be aware of

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May 15, 2018
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Your Halloween Edition: The Ghost of the Terminated GST/HST Deemed Trust

Your Halloween Edition: The Ghost of the Terminated GST/HST Deemed Trust

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Nov 2, 2017
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OSC Grants Exemptive Relief to Token Funder Inc.

OSC Grants Exemptive Relief to Token Funder Inc.

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Nov 1, 2017
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Proposed PPSA and RSLA Amendments Clarify Debtor Location Rules and Make VINs Paramount for Motor Vehicle Registrations

Proposed PPSA and RSLA Amendments Clarify Debtor Location Rules and Make VINs Paramount for Motor Vehicle Registrations

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Oct 10, 2017
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Department of Finance publishes Second Consultation Paper with respect to its review of the Federal Financial Sector Framework and OSFI Suspends “Bank Words” Crackdown

Department of Finance publishes Second Consultation Paper with respect to its review of the Federal Financial Sector Framework and OSFI Suspends "Bank Words" Crackdown

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Aug 24, 2017
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Getting the Deal Through – Banking Regulation 2017

Canada has a centrally regulated banking system with a focus on macroprudential regulation and stability of the financial system ...

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Jun 27, 2017
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Bulk or no Bulk – the PPSA is always in style

Bulk or no Bulk - the PPSA is always in style

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Apr 3, 2017
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The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Bankruptcy

The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Bankruptcy

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Mar 30, 2017
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Does the MAC Have Your Back? The Use of Material Adverse Change Clauses in Canadian Loan Agreements

Does the Mac Have Your Back? The Use of Material Adverse Change Clauses in Canadian Loan Agreements

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Feb 16, 2017
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Guideline E-23: The Draft Enterprise-Wide Risk Management Guideline

Guideline E-23: The Draft Enterprise-Wide Risk Management Guideline

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Jan 9, 2017
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CSA Release MFDA Oversight Review Report

CSA Release MFDA Oversight Review Report

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Dec 17, 2016
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Fintech at the Crossroads: Regulating the Revolution

Fintech at the Crossroads: Regulating the Revolution

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Oct 30, 2016
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CSA Publish Update on Cybersecurity for Market Participants

CSA Publish Update on Cybersecurity for Market Participants

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Oct 6, 2016
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Show me the Money: Creative Sources of Financing

McMillan is pleased to host the Commercial Finance Association Canada Chapter lunch & learn on September 15, 2016.

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OSFI Extends Implementation Date for Pillar 3 Disclosure Requirements

OSFI Extends Implementation Date for Pillar 3 Disclosure Requirements

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Aug 31, 2016
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OSFI’s Final Guideline on ORM is Less Prescriptive and Levels the Playing Field

OSFIs Final Guideline on ORM is Less Prescriptive and Levels the Playing Field

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Jul 14, 2016
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Redwater Appeal Creates Continued Uncertainty for Insolvent Oil and Gas Companies in Alberta

Redwater Appeal Creates Continued Uncertainty for Insolvent Oil and Gas Companies in Alberta

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Jun 4, 2016
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Update: Barafield Realty Ltd. v. Just Energy (B.C.) Limited Partnership

Update: Barafield Realty Ltd. v. Just Energy (B.C.) Limited Partnership

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Jun 2, 2016
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Competition Bureau to Study Financial Technology Market Impact

Competition Bureau to Study Financial Technology Market Impact

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Jun 1, 2016
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Updates to the Bail-In Regime: Depositor Accounts

Updates to the Bail-In Regime: Depositor Accounts

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May 12, 2016
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Updates to the Bail-In Regime: Introduction of Bill C-15

Updates to the Bail-In Regime: Introduction of Bill C-15

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May 10, 2016
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The 10 most important issues General Counsel should know about Risk Transfer involving Insurance

The 10 most important issues General Counsel should know about Risk Transfer involving Insurance.

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April 27, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Safeguarding Data Transfers of Federally Regulated Entities: Within Canada and Beyond

Safeguarding Data Transfers of Federally Regulated Entities: Within Canada and Beyond

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Apr 26, 2016
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Budget 2016: Introduction of a Bail-in Regime

Budget 2016: Introduction of a Bail-in Regime

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Apr 5, 2016
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Basel Committee’s New Standardised Measurement Approach: Best of Both Worlds?

Basel Committees New Standardised Measurement Approach: Best of Both Worlds?

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Mar 10, 2016
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OSFI releases guidelines in response to revised Pillar 3 disclosure requirements

OSFI releases guidelines in response to revised Pillar 3 disclosure requirements

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Mar 7, 2016
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Time to Make it Clear, Part III: CSA Republishes Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Rules for Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing of OTC Derivatives

Time to Make it Clear, Part III: CSA Republishes Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Rules for Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing of OTC Derivatives

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Mar 2, 2016
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Solar Energy Incentives in Alberta: It’s Just the Beginning

Solar Energy Incentives in Alberta: Its Just the Beginning

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Feb 24, 2016
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Approaching Harmonization: Reporting to Go Live Across Canada

Approaching Harmonization: Reporting to Go Live Across Canada

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Feb 2, 2016
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Can the New Crowdfunding Exemption Be Used for Debt Securities?

Can the New Crowdfunding Exemption Be Used for Debt Securities?

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Jan 6, 2016
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Getting the Deal Through – Banking Regulation 2015, Canada chapter

Getting the Deal Through - Banking Regulation 2015, Canada chapter

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Dec 23, 2015
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CSA Proposes Amended Risk Disclosure for Mutual Funds and ETFs

On December 10, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators published proposed amendments to risk disclosure requirements for mutual funds and exchange-traded mutual funds.

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Dec 21, 2015
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OSFI Publishes Letter on Plans to Update Capital Requirements for Residential Mortgages

On December 11, 2015 OSFI released a letter notifying stakeholders that it is planning to update the regulatory capital requirements for residential mortgages and home equity lines of credit.

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Dec 21, 2015
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2015 in Review: Significant Increase in Leveraged Investments by the Aboriginal Loan Guarantee Program

2015 in Review: Significant Increase in Leveraged Investments by the Aboriginal Loan Guarantee Program

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Dec 17, 2015
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OSFI Updates Financial Assessment Criteria for Composite Risk Rating

OSFI Updates Financial Assessment Criteria for Composite Risk Rating

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Dec 3, 2015
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The Supreme Court of Canada Confirmed Today the Paramountcy of theBankruptcy and Insolvency Act over License Denial Regimes

The Supreme Court of Canada Confirmed Today the Paramountcy of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act over License Denial Regimes

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Nov 19, 2015
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Court of Appeal Confirms the “Interest Stops Rule” Applies in CCAA Proceedings

Court of Appeal Confirms the "Interest Stops Rule" Applies in CCAA Proceedings

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Nov 14, 2015
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Where’s Waldo: New Ontario PPSA Debtor Location Rules Finally Coming into Force

Where's Waldo: New Ontario PPSA Debtor Location Rules Finally Coming into Force

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Nov 3, 2015
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Good News for Lenders and Lessors: 5 Year Cap on PPSA Registrations for Consumer Goods to be Repealed

Good News for Lenders and Lessors: 5 Year Cap on PPSA Registrations for Consumer Goods to be Repealed

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Nov 2, 2015
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Mind Your Margin: OSFI Releases Draft Guideline on Margin Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives

Mind Your Margin: OSFI Releases Draft Guideline on Margin Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives

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Oct 28, 2015
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New OSFI Guideline on Operational Risk Management

New OSFI Guideline on Operational Risk Management

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Sep 9, 2015
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OSFI Publishes Draft of Revised Guideline for Minimum Capital Test for Federally Regulated Property and Casualty Insurance Companies

OSFI Publishes Draft of Revised Guideline for Minimum Capital Test For Federally Regulated Property and Casualty Insurance Companies

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Aug 26, 2015
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OBSI and ADRBO Approved as Banking External Complaint Bodies

OBSI and ADRBO Approved as Banking External Complaint Bodies

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Jul 13, 2015
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Global Generic Domains for Financial Institutions: Worth the Price of Admission?

An international consortium of financial institutions, financial services trade assns & insurance cos founded fTLD Registry Services, LLC to own .bank & .insurance gTLDs

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Jun 14, 2015
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The Federal Budget: What Financial Institutions Need to Know

The Federal Budget: What Financial Institutions Need to Know

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May 9, 2015
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Quebec Simplifies Grants of Security in Favour of The Agent for a Syndicate of Lenders

Quebec Simplifies Grants of Security in Favour of The Agent for a Syndicate of Lenders

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Apr 30, 2015
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International Payments in RMB

International Payments in RMB

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Mar 27, 2015
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Time to Make it Clear, Part II: The CSA Publishes Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Rules for Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing of OTC Derivatives

Time to Make it Clear, Part II: The CSA Publishes Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Rules for Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing of OTC Derivatives

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Mar 11, 2015
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Upcoming Changes to Saskatchewan Insurance Legislation

Upcoming Changes to Saskatchewan Insurance Legislation

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Feb 18, 2015
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Supreme Court of Canada upholds solicitor-client privilege settling a 15 year dispute

Supreme Court of Canada upholds solicitor-client privilege settling a 15 year dispute

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Feb 15, 2015
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Different But The Same: Five Additional Provinces Propose OTC Derivatives Trade Reporting Rules

Different But The Same: Five Additional Provinces Propose OTC Derivatives Trade Reporting Rules

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Feb 4, 2015
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FINTRAC Releases Policy Interpretations Containing Guidance for International Dealers

FINTRAC Releases Policy Interpretations Containing Guidance for International Dealers

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Jan 23, 2015
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TSX Proposes New Listing Requirements for Exchange Traded Products, Closed-End Funds and Structured Products

TSX Proposes New Listing Requirements for Exchange Traded Products, Closed-End Funds and Structured Products

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Jan 23, 2015
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OSFI Issues Final Advisory for Early Adoption of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments for Domestic Systemically Important Banks

OSFI Issues Final Advisory for Early Adoption of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments for Domestic Systemically Important Banks

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Jan 15, 2015
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OSFI’s Revamped, Risk-Based MCT Guideline in Place for 2015

OSFI's Revamped, Risk-Based MCT Guideline in Place for 2015

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Sep 26, 2014
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More Amendments, Less Harmony?: Canadian Regulators Propose Amendments to OTC Derivatives Trade Reporting Rules

More Amendments, Less Harmony?: Canadian Regulators Propose Amendments to OTC Derivatives Trade Reporting Rules

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Jul 13, 2014
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Time To Make It Clear: CSA Publishes Model Rule On Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing Of OTC Derivatives

Time To Make It Clear: CSA Publishes Model Rule On Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing Of Otc Derivatives

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Jan 9, 2014
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The last word on reporting: final Ontario rules with respect to trade reporting released

The last word on reporting: final Ontario rules with respect to trade reporting released

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Nov 20, 2013
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CSA Staff Notice 11-326 – Cyber Security

CSA Staff Notice 11-326 – Cyber Security

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Oct 6, 2013
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CSA Conducts Review of Proxy Voting Infrastructure

CSA Conducts Review of Proxy Voting Infrastructure

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Aug 27, 2013
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TSX Provides Guidance on Director Election Requirements

TSX Provides Guidance on Director Election Requirements

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Jul 19, 2013
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Updating to a newer model: CSA derivatives committee revisits model rules for OTC derivatives determination, trade repositories and reporting

Updating to a newer model: CSA derivatives committee revisits model rules for OTC derivatives determination, trade repositories and reporting

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Jun 14, 2013
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Alderville Solar Project Reaches Financial Close

Alderville Solar Project Reaches Financial Close

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May 13, 2013
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Finders be Aware – BCSC Proposes to Revoke Trade-Based Exemption

Finders be aware - BCSC proposes to revoke trade-based exemption

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