Nate Day is a general litigator in Miller Thomson's Regina office. He has a wide variety of litigation experience, and has advised public and private clients with respect to contractual disputes, construction deficiencies, constitutional law, administrative hearings, investigation and enforcement of provincial statutes, securities regulation, and derivatives regulation.
Nate also has specialized experience in the areas of securities and derivatives law as a result of working with the provincial regulator for several years. Nate was the first lawyer to represent Saskatchewan nationally with respect to derivatives regulation, and helped develop national derivatives rules and regulations. Nate also has knowledge in the area of cryptocurrency regulation, as he helped develop the Canadian Securities Administrators’ guidelines on the regulation of cryptocurrency exchanges.
Nate received his J.D. with Distinction from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan, and was called to the Saskatchewan bar in 2016. While attending the College of Law, Nate was a member of the 2013-2014 Western Canada Trial Advocacy Moot Team, which placed 1st regionally, and 3rd nationally. Nate individually received the Western Canada Moot Award for his contribution to the team.
Nate has appeared as counsel of record before the Hearing Panel of the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan, the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan, and the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.
Nate is the current President of the Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (“FRSM”). As President, Nate provides general oversight and direction to the organization, and works closely with individuals situated in public and private sectors to best serve the interests of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Nate joined the board of the FRSM in 2016, and was recently elected for his second year as President.
Professional achievements & leadership
- First lawyer to represent Saskatchewan nationally with respect to derivatives regulation.
- Individually received the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association award for excellence in the Western Canada Moot.
- Awarded College of Law Upper-Year Juris Doctor Academic Achievement Scholarship for scholastic performance in 2013-2014.
- Represented Saskatchewan with respect to the approval and regulation of Wealthsimple Crypto, the first regulated cryptocurrency exchange in Canada.
- In the Matter of The Securities Act, 1988 and In the Matter of Ronald James Aitkens et al – successfully brought an enforcement action against the Respondents, who were alleged to have fraudulently taken over $10,000,000.00 from Saskatchewan investors.
- Helped develop the Joint CSA/IIROC Consultation Paper 21-402: Proposed Framework for Crypto-Asset Trading Platforms.
- Represented Saskatchewan nationally with respect to derivatives regulation.
- President – Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum
- Canadian Bar Association
Bar admissions & education
- Saskatchewan Bar, 2016
- J.D. with Distinction, University of Saskatchewan, 2015