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Canadian Securities Administrators Introduce New Harmonized Report of Exempt Distribution

Posted by: · June 29th, 2016

Issuers and underwriters who rely on certain prospectus exemptions to distribute securities are required to file a report of exempt distribution within 10 days of the distribution.  Currently, the form of report is Form 45-106F1 Report of Exempt Distribution (“Form 45-106F1”) in all jurisdictions other than British Columbia.  In British Columbia, the form of report is currently Form 45-106F6 British Columbia Report of Exempt Distribution (“Form 45-106F6”, together with Form…

CHANGES TO THE RIGHTS OFFERING REGIME TO COME INTO FORCE ON DECEMBER 8, 2015

Posted by: · October 20th, 2015

On September 24, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) announced the final implementation of a streamlined prospectus-exempt rights offering regime for reporting issuers. The amendments are intended to address concerns that the time and cost of conducting a rights offering under the current regime make such offerings an unattractive financing option for reporting issuers. The CSA have designed the new prospectus-exempt rights offering regime to be more appealing to…

CSA ANNOUNCES AMENDMENTS TO STREAMLINE DISCLOSURE BY VENTURE ISSUERS

Posted by: · September 15th, 2015

The Canadian Securities Administrators announced amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations, National Instrument 52-110 Audit Committees and National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements pertaining to continuous disclosure and governance obligations of venture issuers (collectively, the “Amendments”).   The Amendments, which were originally proposed in May of 2014, are designed to focus disclosure of venture issuers on information that reflects the needs and expectations of venture issuer investors and eliminate…

Canada Introduces Broad Reporting Obligations for Oil and Gas and Mining Companies

Posted by: · June 30th, 2015

On June 1, 2015, the Canadian government enacted the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (the “Act”), which establishes mandatory annual reporting for the extractive sector of payments of $100,000 or more made to all governments related to oil, gas and mining development in Canada and abroad. Reporting entities will be required to submit reports for each of their financial years that begin after June 1, 2015. The purpose of the…

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BC Implements Start-up Crowdfunding Prospectus and Registration Exemptions

Posted by: · June 2nd, 2015

On May 14, 2015, British Columbia joined Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (collectively, the “Participating Jurisdictions”) in implementing prospectus and registration exemptions that allow start-up and early stage companies to conduct securities crowdfunding distributions in these jurisdictions. BC Instrument 45-535 – Start-up Crowdfunding Registration and Prospectus Exemptions (the “Instrument”) allows non-reporting issuers with head offices in the Participating Jurisdictions to issue eligible securities (i.e., shares, convertible securities,…

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