Capital Markets Regulatory Authority Initial Board of Directors Announced

At long last, the board of directors for the cooperative securities regulator has been announced. This is another milestone for the cooperative securities initiative. With a board of directors in place, it is hoped that the process towards implementation can move more quickly. The announcement of the board follows on the close of the comment …

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One Case, Two Commissions, Several Novel Securities Issues

by Anita Anand This week, the Ontario Securities Commission and British Columbia Securities Commission simultaneously heard a case relating to the hostile takeover bid that Idaho’s Hecla Mining Co. has launched for Dolly Varden Silver Corp., a junior issuer based in British Columbia. Hecla seeks to acquire all of the Varden shares it does not …

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Will the OSC Whistle-Blower Program Change the Game, or Just Get Played?

by Anita Anand In this article, published in the Globe and Mail on July 14, 2016, Wendy Berman and Lara Jackson argue that whistleblowers may be vulnerable under the new regime even though they are permitted to remain anonymous if represented by counsel: Full article is here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/will-the-osc-whistle-blower-program-change-the-game-or-just-get-played/article30903748/. The Ontario Securities Commission’s new Office of the Whistleblower …

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