New Ontario Offering Memorandum Rules

On October 29, 2015 the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) along with other Canadian Securities Administrator (“CSA”) jurisdictions published certain amendments to National Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus Exemptions (“NI 45-106”) allowing Ontario investors to purchase securities […]

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OSC Participation Fees May Be Decreasing For Some Issuers This Year – OSC 13-502 Amendments

OSC PARTICIPATION FEES WERE NOT REFLECTIVE OF CURRENT MARKET CAP On April 1, 2013 a revision to OSC Rule 13-502 came into effect which changed how OSC participation […]

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Rights Offerings – Financing Fundamentals

On September 22, 2016, the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) teamed up with Corporate Counsel, Stockhouse and Capital Events to help issuers sharpen the tools in their financing toolkit for […]

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Ways to Raise Capital Cost-Effectively – Financing Fundamentals for Micro Caps

On March 22, 2017, the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) teamed up with Corporate Counsel, OTC Markets, Echelon Wealth Partners and MNP to help issuers find some new ways to […]

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Going Public In The Cannabis Sector

On October 19, 2017, the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) teamed up with Corporate Counsel and Davidson & Company LLP, Blender Media, PI Financial, Mackie Research and other great industry […]

Client Notes – Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), What’s it all about?

Initial Coin Offerings in the Real World “In June, bitcoin news website Coindesk announced that funds raised through ICOs had overcome VC money as the first source of […]

Client Notes- Proposed Cannabis Legislation Overview

Federal Legislation The federal government has proposed cannabis legalisation entitled the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) which would make it legal to produce, use and sell cannabis by July 2018. Once legalized, […]

Client Notes – Cyber Security and Public Companies

Threats and costs of cyber attacks According to PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2016, which collected responses from more than 10,000 executives from 127 countries, the total […]