Learn more about what the ASC is doing to support market participants and investors.
May 29, 2020
Toronto – The securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Yukon (the participating jurisdictions) published temporary blanket relief for registrants and unregistered capital markets participants from certain financial statement and information delivery requirements, as a result of COVID-19. The conditions of the relief are substantially the same as the temporary relief announced on March 23 (prior relief), but the relief is only applicable to registrants and unregistered capital markets participants with filing deadlines in the periods described below.
The blanket relief provides a 60-day extension for periodic filings normally required to be made between June 2, 2020 and September 30, 2020 by registrants and, in Ontario, unregistered capital markets participants that rely upon certain registration exemptions. These unregistered capital markets participants include unregistered investment fund managers and unregistered exempt international firms. Registrants and unregistered capital markets participants that have already used the prior relief to extend their deadline for any financial statement or information delivery requirements occurring on or before June 1, 2020, cannot use this relief to further extend that deadline.
The CSA is implementing the relief through local blanket orders by the participating jurisdictions. Registrants who are registered in multiple jurisdictions will need to ensure that they satisfy the applicable filing deadlines in those jurisdictions where the relief does not apply.
The securities regulatory authorities in Québec and Manitoba separately published temporary blanket relief from certain financial statement and information delivery requirements for registrants whose principal regulator is one of the participating jurisdictions.
Market participants can view these orders on CSA members’ websites and are encouraged to contact their principal regulator with any questions.
The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, co- ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.
For inquiries about filings for registrants:
Anita Chung, CPA, CA, CFE
Registration Accountant, Compliance & Registrant Regulation
Ontario Securities Commission
Manager, Registration & Dealer Compliance
British Columbia Securities Commission
Deputy Director, Securities
Financial and Consumer Services Commission, New Brunswick
Deputy Director, Capital Markets Securities Division
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority
Regulatory Analyst, Registrant Regulation
Alberta Securities Commission
Nova Scotia Securities Commission
Analyste expert à l’encadrement des intermédiaires
Direction de l’encadrement des intermédiaires
Autorité des marchés financiers
Deputy Director, Compliance and Oversight
Manitoba Securities Commission
Deputy Director, Registrations
Manitoba Securities Commission
For media inquiries, please refer to the list of provincial and territorial representatives below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information
Kristen Rose Ontario Securities Commission 416-593-2336
Brian Kladko British Columbia Securities Commission 604-899-6713
Jason Booth The Manitoba Securities Commission 204-945-1660
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
Hilary McMeekin Alberta Securities Commission 403-592-8186
Sylvain Théberge Autorité des marchés financiers 514-940-2176
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
Jeff Mason Nunavut Securities Office 867-975-6591
Tom Hall Office of the Superintendent of Securities, Northwest Territories 867-767-9305