Gowlings' Guide to the Proposed Initial Regulations

01 August 2015

On Aug. 25, 2015, the participating provinces and territory in the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System achieved an important milestone towards implementation of the system by publishing a revised consultation draft of the uniform provincial and territorial capital markets act (now known as the Capital Markets Act), along with the drafts of the initial regulations proposed for adoption by the participating provinces and territory under the draft uniform act. These materials have been published for a 120-day public comment period.

We are pleased to present our Guide to the Proposed Initial Regulations. For information regarding the proposed initial regulations in the following areas (with particular focus on regulatory changes in British Columbia and Ontario), please click on the links below:

1. Backgrounder on the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System

2. Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the Proposed Initial Regulations

3. Registration Requirements and Exemptions

4. Prospectus Requirements and Exemptions

5. Disclosure by Issuers and Insiders and on Proxies

6. Take-Over Bids and Special Transactions

7. Securities Transactions Outside the System

8. Civil Liability

9. Derivatives


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If you have questions about the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System and how these developments may be relevant to your business, or if you wish to be added to our email distribution list for related publications, please contact any of the following lawyers:

*Tal Cyngiser, an Associate in our Toronto office, was seconded to the Canadian Securities Transition Office (CSTO) for over a year, working extensively with the participating provinces and their securities commissions on the drafts of the initial regulations.


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