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Tag Archives: Securities Act

The OSC sharpens its enforcement teeth

Posted in Securities Litigation, Securities Regulatory Authorities, Stock Exchanges
The enforcement efforts of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), the regulator that administers and enforces compliance with the provisions of the Securities Act (Ontario) and the Commodity Futures Act (Ontario), have had mixed success— at best. With a mandate to protect investors and ensure fair and efficient capital markets through monitoring compliance and enforcement measures… Continue Reading

Theratechnologies’ victory before the Supreme Court of Canada is a victory for all public corporations

Posted in Continuous & Timely Disclosure, Corporate Governance, Securities
The Supreme Court has handed down a judgment that marks a tremendous victory for Theratechnologies and public corporations in general. This important decision is a reminder of the continuous disclosure requirements of corporations and clearly defines the burden to be met by investors seeking authorization to bring a class action under the secondary market liability… Continue Reading

Ontario Court of Appeal Loosens Restrictions on Securities Class Actions

Posted in Securities, Securities Litigation
When the Ontario Court of Appeal speaks, it sets important policy for the securities industry.  On February 3, 2014, the industry was told that class actions claiming damages for secondary market misrepresentations are rendered easier to commence and continue. In Greene v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, a rarely assembled five‑member Court Bench overturned the… Continue Reading