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Canadian Securities Regulators Provide Update on Consideration of Concerns Regarding Report of Exempt Distribution

Sep 29, 2016

Toronto – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published CSA Staff Notice 45-308 (Revised) – Guidance for Preparing and Filing Reports of Exempt Distribution under National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions
 
The notice includes revised guidance to address certain of the comments raised by foreign dealers conducting offerings into Canada, and Canadian institutional investors, about the unintended effect of the certification requirements and other issues in Form 45-106F1 Report of Exempt Distribution (the report).

“This revised guidance supplements steps that the CSA have already taken to respond to concerns raised about the report, which include providing relief from the requirement to disclose whether a purchaser is a registrant or an insider of an issuer in certain circumstances.  This guidance is intended to alleviate some of the concerns identified. We continue to seek input on these issues and consider what further steps might be appropriate,” said Louis Morisset, Chair of the CSA and President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers.

This notice replaces a prior version issued on April 7, 2016. A copy of this notice highlighting the changes made in response to the comments is also available on CSA members’ websites. 

The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

Kristen Rose
Ontario Securities Commission
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Alison Walker
British Columbia Securities Commission
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Jason Booth
The Manitoba Securities Commission
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Jane Anderson
Nova Scotia Securities Commission
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Jeff Mason
Nunavut Securities Office
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Shannon McMillan
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan
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Nicole Tuncay
Alberta Securities Commission
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Sylvain Théberge
Autorité des marchés financiers
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Andrew Nicholson
Financial and Consumer Services Commission, New Brunswick
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Janice Callbeck
The Office of the Superintendent of Securities, P.E.I.
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Rhonda Horte
Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities
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Tom Hall
Office of the Superintendent of Securities,
Northwest Territories
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