Securities Practice Notes

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Winter 2012

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Executive Compensation Disclosure and Analysis: Amendments to Form 51-102F6 Statement of Executive Compensation

General Issuers should be aware that, beginning October 31, 2011, publicly traded companies will be required to provide enhanced disclosure related to executive compensation, as well as any risks associated with the company’s compensation practices.  The amended Form 51-102F6 Statement...

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Why the Supreme Court Said No

Andrew M. Robinson, Megan Mackey

On December 23, 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “Supreme Court”) issued its decision to reject the federal government’s attempt to create a central body to regulate securities across Canada.  Recommendations for national securities regulation in Canada are not...

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CSA Expresses Concerns and a Warning for Issuers using Mass Media to Advertise

Issuers who advertise by way of television, radio, internet, social media and/or print will need to be particularly vigilant that such advertising is in compliance with applicable continuous disclosure requirements and is not misleading to investors. The warning to issuers...

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CSA Staff Consultation Note 45–401

Rhea Solis

Review of Minimum Amount and Accredited Investor Exemptions On November 10, 2011, staff of the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) published CSA Staff Consultation Note 45-401 (“45-401”).  45-401 advises that the CSA is conducting a review of the minimum amount prospectus...

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