British Columbia Bill 6 and Saskatchewan Bill 102 are both bringing forward the same conflict of law provisions in their respective PPSA statute, as Ontario passed in its PPSA statute when the Ontario Securities Transfer Act was enacted. These new provisions aim for certainty on the location of a debtor when determining where to register under conflict of law rules, such that it would be based on a public registration as opposed to figuring out the location of the “chief executive office” for businesses with multiple locations, and providing new rules for trusts, partnerships, limited partnerships, Americans and others.

The enactment of these new rules has been put in abeyance until a suitable number of provinces adopt the new rules to assist in having uniformity. The Uniform Law Conference of Canada has previously recommended the adoption of these new rules.