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Proposed Supervision Framework and Publishing Principles for FCAC Decisions Released for Consultation
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • October 19 2016

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) recently published the following two documents for comment: Proposed Supervision Framework and


Reminder: New Alberta Securities Commission Fees Rule Comes Into Effect on December 1
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 21 2016

On May 30, 2016, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) announced important changes to ASC Rule 13-501 Fees (Fee Rule) that will come into force on


Bill C-25 Looks to Include Majority Voting, Diversity Disclosure Requirements in Canada Business Corporations Act
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • October 24 2016

The Government of Canada recently introduced Bill C-25 (Bill), titled "An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives


CSA Identifies Only a Small Step for Women; No Giant Leap for Humankind
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • October 5 2016

On September 28, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-308 - Staff Review of Women on Boards


CSA Start Allowing International Dealers to Trade Canadian Issuers’ Bonds in Secondary Market
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • November 15 2016

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have started granting their first exemption orders to permit international dealers to engage with


Cross-Border Private M&A in Canada: 10 Tips for Foreign Acquirers
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • October 5 2016

Canadian private M&A slowed somewhat in 2015 and early 2016, owing to the depressed market for commodities, but deal flow is roaring back in the


OSC expects REIT Distributions Disclosure to yield more information
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • February 5 2015

In the current low interest rate environment, yield-hungry investors have been particularly attracted to real estate investment trusts (REITs), which


At-the-Market Offerings by Canadian Issuers
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • February 25 2016

Recent capital markets conditions have made at-the-market (ATM) offerings an attractive alternative to traditional follow-on equity offerings. ATM


IIROC proposes restricted membership for U.S. broker-dealers
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 13 2012

On July 12, 2012, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the investment dealer self-regulatory organization that is the Canadian equivalent of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), published for comment a concept proposal on the introduction of a new class of IIROC member, called a “Restricted Dealer Member”


Are Mandatory Gender Diversity Targets Coming for Public Companies in Ontario?
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • June 14 2016

On June 7, 2016, the Ontario government announced that it has accepted all 11 recommendations set forth in Catalyst Canada’s report, Gender Diversity