Government of Ontario rejects CSA proposal on embedded commissions

Originally published on Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP on September 13, 2018 Authors: Lawrence E. Ritchie, Blair Wiley, Lori Stein, John Black, Mark DesLauriers, Jennifer Jeffrey Earlier today, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published proposed regulatory amendments that would prohibit the payment of commissions to dealers on most sales of mutual funds (the Proposed Amendments). Shortly after publication, the Government of Ontario …

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Friday News Finds – September 14, 2018

By Danica Bennewies Hello and welcome back to Top Five Friday Finds – the weekly series in which we share five of the corporate law news stories that dominated the papers (and our conversations) this week. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has been busy this week, issuing two press releases on Thursday. First, the CSA is looking to …

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Friday News Finds – September 7, 2018

By Danica Bennewies Hello and welcome back to Top Five Friday Finds – the weekly series in which we share five of the corporate law news stories that dominated the papers (and our conversations) this week. First off, we are sad to say good bye to Tegan Valentine who graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law …

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Friday News Finds – July 13, 2018

By Tegan Valentine Hello and welcome back to Top Five Friday Finds - the weekly series in which we share five of the business news stories that dominated the papers (and our conversations) this week. Changes are coming for Ontario’s Hydro One, and it looks like shareholders might have a say in selecting the utility company's next …

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Time for the OSC to revisit its policy on no-contest settlements

By Anita Anand  Originally published in The Globe and Mail. Arguably the most important function of a securities regulator is to enforce the law. In the Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) recently released annual statement of priorities, the regulator pledges to deliver effective compliance, supervision and enforcement. One of the key weapons in the OSC’s enforcement arsenal …

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