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Canadian Securities Administrators Implement Harmonized Report of Exempt Distribution

Posted in BCSC, Corporate Finance, CSA, Exempt Offering/Private Placement, Investment Funds and Structured Products, OSC, Securities Regulatory Authorities
On April 7, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published amendments (Amendments) to the reporting requirements in National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions (NI 45-106).  The amendments were previously published for public comment on August 13, 2015.  Concurrently, the CSA published CSA Staff Notice 45-308 (Revised) Guidance for Preparing and Filing Reports of Exempt Distribution under… Continue Reading

Canadian Securities Administrators Propose Harmonized Exempt Distribution Reporting Rules

Posted in ASC, BCSC, CSA, OSC, Public Offering and Exemptions, Securities Regulatory Authorities
On August 13, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published proposed amendments to the reporting requirements in National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions (NI 45-106). Background Current Reporting Forms The reporting forms required to report an exempt distribution presently consist of two forms, being Form 45-106F6 British Columbia Report of Exempt Distribution (Form 45-106F6) which is… Continue Reading

CSA: Room for Improvement in Mining Company Investor Presentations

Posted in BCSC, Continuous Disclosure, Disclosure, Mineral Projects, Mining, OSC, Securities Regulatory Authorities
NI 43-101 sets out the requirements of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) for disclosure of information about mining projects, including the requirement that the disclosure of scientific and technical information about a material mineral property be approved by a qualified person and, where necessary, supported by a technical report.  Since its adoption in 2001, members… Continue Reading

Equity Crowdfunding – BCSC Requests Comments on Possible Start-Up Crowdfunding Exemption

Posted in BCSC, Crowdfunding, Distribution Exemptions, Securities Regulatory Authorities
The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has issued a notice dated March 20, 2014 requesting comments on whether the BCSC should consider adopting an exemption which would allow equity financings of small amounts raised from many individuals (as a form of Crowdfunding) through online portals (Portals) to be exempt from the prospectus requirements.  The notice… Continue Reading