Learn more about what the ASC is doing to support market participants and investors.
Jun 30, 2020
Montreal – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today released an interim progress report on initiatives published in its CSA 2019-2022 Business Plan, which sets out the priorities of its members over the course of the next three-year period. The progress report provides an update to Canadian investors and market participants on work set out by CSA members in June of last year, highlights achievements outside of the Business Plan, and outlines upcoming policy initiatives.
Mindful of the challenges faced by investors and market participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, in April 2020 the CSA announced a publication halt for all regulatory work until May 30, 2020. In addition, CSA members provided a range of regulatory relief and guidance to various market participants so they could free up resources to focus on front-line activities and investors’ needs.
“Faced with challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, our members responded swiftly and in a harmonized manner in support of investors and market participants alike,” said Louis Morisset, Chair of the CSA and President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers. “Despite such unprecedented events, we were able to stay the course in what we set out to undertake in the 2019-2022 Business Plan.”
Some highlights in the first year of the Business Plan include the:
The report also outlines the policy initiatives for the next year to give market participants additional time to prepare for upcoming regulatory changes and consultations.
While the initiatives of the Business Plan remain fundamental to CSA members’ work, the CSA is prepared to continue to address new issues and challenges presented by evolving capital market conditions. The CSA will also continue to monitor emerging trends and international developments in areas that fall within our mandate to determine whether any new initiatives are appropriate.
The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.
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For more information:
Kristen Rose Ontario Securities Commission 416-593-2336 email@example.com
Sylvain Théberge Autorité des marchés financiers 514-940-2176
Jason Booth The Manitoba Securities Commission 204-945-1660
Shannon McMillan Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan 306-798-4160
Steven Dowling Government of Prince Edward Island Superintendent of Securities 902-368-4550
Tom Hall Office of the Superintendent of Securities, Northwest Territories 867-767-9305
Jeff Mason Nunavut Securities Office 867-975-6591
Hilary McMeekin Alberta Securities Commission 403-592-8186
Brian Kladko British Columbia Securities Commission 604-899-6713 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Wilson Financial and Consumer Services Commission, New Brunswick 506-643-7045
David Harrison Nova Scotia Securities Commission 902-424-8586
Renée Dyer Office of the Superintendent of Securities Newfoundland and Labrador 709-729-4909
Rhonda Horte Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities 867-667-5466