Client Notes – Ontario Realtors Can Now Incorporate

As part of Bill 145, the Trust Real Estate Services Act (the “Act”) received royal assent on March 4, 2020. The Act will replace the Real Estate and […]

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Client Notes – OSC Update on Compliance and Registrant Regulation

The OSC Compliance and Registrant Regulation Branch (CRR) published the Summary Report for Dealers, Advisers and Investment Fund Managers (OSC Staff Notice 33-750) on August 8, 2019. The […]

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Client Notes – OSC Provides Regulatory Burden Task Force List of Actions

The OSC formed the Burden Reduction Task Force in November 2018 to enhance competitiveness by saving time and money for capital market participants. In undertaking the work, the […]

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Client Notes – CSA Gives Details on Virtual Meetings

On March 20, 2020, we sent out a client note summarizing some recent announcements made by the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) in response to the impact of […]

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A Simplification of Tax Planning Concepts

We often hear numerous tax planning terms. In this article we are going to explore and provide answers to some questions regarding tax planning terms and strategies: What […]

Client Notes – ICOs and Blockchain 2.0

Regulatory Treatment of Initial Coin Offerings: Changing Landscape? In November of 2017, we sent out a note on securities regulators’ approach to initial coin offerings. Since that time, […]

Client Notes – Regulation of Digital and Crypto Asset Platforms

Joint Canadian Securities Administrators/Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Consultation Paper 21-402: A Summary On March 14, 2019, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization […]

Private Placements – Reducing Your Cost of Capital

CAPITAL IS EXPENSIVE Every company knows that raising money is expensive – even when utilizing private placements. If your a listed issuer you need to pay exchange fees […]