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Bitcoin-backed lending continues market expansion into 2022

Canada, USA - February 16 2022 Already a multi-billion dollar industry supported by a trillion dollar asset class, Bitcoin-backed loans and other secured lending arrangements…

Michael C. DeCosimo, Andrea C. Johnson, Eric Lung, Suraj Rammohan, Danny Wakeling, Ora Wexler, Bennett Wong

The Canadian Securities Administrators commences the SEDAR+ Pilot Program

Canada - June 22 2022 In June 2022, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) commenced the SEDAR+ Pilot Program (the Pilot), which will run from June until the end of…

Andrea C. Johnson, Eric Lung, Diana Nakka, Danny Wakeling, Ora Wexler, Bennett Wong

The Cannabis Act: An overview

Canada - April 18 2017 On April 13, 2017, Canada’s Liberal government introduced Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act (the “Act”). The tabled legislation provides federal guidelines…

Joey Mastrogiuseppe, Jacqueline Rowniak

Canadian securities regulators propose amendments to enhance derivatives data reporting

Canada, Global - June 21 2022 On June 9, 2022, members of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published, for a 120-day comment period, a set of regulatory amendments…

Courtney R. Burton, Andrea C. Johnson, Eric Lung, Danny Wakeling, Ora Wexler, Bennett Wong

National Instrument 31-103: Registration Requirements and Exemptions

Canada - August 12 2009 On July 17, 2009, the Canadian Securities Administrators published National Instrument 31-103: Registration Requirements and Exemptions (NI 31-103 or the Instrument), which is expected to come into force on September 28, 2009.

Philippe Boisvert, Charles R. Spector