Securities regulators in Alberta, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island and Yukon (the Other Provinces) recently announced amendments to Multilateral Instruments that govern overthe-counter (OTC) derivative data reporting in those provinces and territories, that substantively harmonizes them with OTC derivative reporting rules in Ontario (amended in May 2016). These amendments are expected to come into force in Ontario on July 29, 2016, and in the Other Provinces on September 30, 2016.

The OSC announced earlier this month the official launch of the first Canadian whistleblowing policy, with one critical addition since its release for comment. Policy 15-601 now indicates that the Securities Act has been amended to include anti-reprisal provisions, which aim to protect employees wishing to report misconduct from potential reprisal by their employers