The British Columbia Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch has opened applications for cannabis retail store licences which would allow licensees to sell non-medical cannabis and cannabis accessories in BC.
The Canadian Securities Exchange has significantly enhanced the continued listing requirements to be met by listed issuers.
The Canadian Securities Administrators have summarized the results of their continuous disclosure review programs for the past two years.
The CSA will maintain the current approach to determining independence, which combines a principles-based approach with a number of bright-line”disqualifications.
The Canadian Securities Administrators published final amendments to simplify the report of exempt distribution set out on Form 45-106F1 Report of Exemption Distribution which must be filed following a distribution of securities in reliance on certain prospectus exemptions under NI 45-106.
The Canadian Securities Administrators published guidance regarding the securities law implications of initial coin offerings and initial token offerings.
The Toronto Stock Exchange proposed allowing issuers to issue additional shares beyond the amount for which they have already obtained shareholder approval for use as consideration for the acquisition of a public company.
The Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange have extended the deadline beyond which certain documents can only be filed electronically.
The Canadian Securities Administrators issued a staff notice intended to provide an update on an initiative aimed at identifying areas of Canadian securities legislation where the regulatory burden for non-investment fund reporting issuers could be reduced.
The British Columbia Securities Commission requested comments with respect to gender diversity disclosure requirements.
Effective April 1, 2018, TSX-listed issuers will be required to make available on their websites certain documents ordinarily filed on SEDAR, together with additional policies and governance documents.
The British Columbia Securities Commission summarized the results of their fintech outreach activities and sought input on potential regulatory action to clarify and modernize securities laws in British Columbia.