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HTMLSecurities Alert - May 2015
Dirk Bouwer, Michael A. Gerrior, Robert P. Kinghan, David Lowdon, Lorraine Mastersmith; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 12, 2015, previously published on May 06, 2015
The CSA recently announced it will introduce amendments to the continuous disclosure obligations and audit committee composition requirements of venture issuers (the “Venture Issuer Amendments”) The Venture Issuer Amendments will come into force on June 30, 2015.

 

HTMLChanges to Accredited Investor Prospectus Exemption
Dirk Bouwer, Michael A. Gerrior, Robert P. Kinghan, David Lowdon, Lorraine Mastersmith; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 7, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015
The Canadian Securities Administrators (‘CSA”) have announced the implementation of amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions (“NI45-106”), which are scheduled to go into effect on May 5, 2015 (the “Amendments”). The Amendments implement some...

 

HTMLBetter Capital Raising Opportunities for Small Businesses and Start-ups
Dirk Bouwer, Michael A. Gerrior, Robert P. Kinghan, David Lowdon, Lorraine Mastersmith; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on March 11, 2015
The first source of funding for many small businesses or start-ups is the owner’s network of family, friends and business associates. While other jurisdictions have a prospectus exemption catering to this fundraising opportunity, for several years Ontario has not. The Ontario Securities...

 

HTMLRegulators Propose new Rights Issue Exemption
Michael A. Gerrior, Sue Kavanagh, Robert P. Kinghan, David Lowdon, Lorraine Mastersmith; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015
The Ontario Securities Commission and most other jurisdictions in Canada (the “Participating Jurisdictions”) are implementing amendments to National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices and Form 58-101F1 Corporate Governance Disclosure (the...

 

HTMLChanges to Auditor Oversight and Disclosure
Dirk Bouwer, Michael A. Gerrior, Robert P. Kinghan, David Lowdon, Lorraine Mastersmith; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 1, 2014
The Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”), in conjunction with all other Canadian jurisdictions, recently enacted changes to its auditor oversight rules, with consequent changes to reporting issuer’s continuous disclosure obligations and prospectus disclosure requirements. ...

 

HTMLIssues to Consider for Corporations Contemplating Crowdfunding
Dirk Bouwer, Michael A. Gerrior, Robert P. Kinghan, David Lowdon, Lorraine Mastersmith; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014
The Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”), has taken the first step towards considering a potential crowdfunding exemption as part of its wider review of the exempt market in Ontario. As part of this review, the OSC has set out a crowdfunding exemption concept (the “model...

 

HTMLWill the new Crowdfunding Exemption Open the Floodgates for Start-up Financing?
Lorraine Mastersmith; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014
In March of this year, the Ontario Securities Commission published a proposed new exemption from the prospectus filing requirement to permit equity-based Crowdfunding in Ontario. The proposed exemption was open for comment until June 18. There has been a fair amount of “buzz” about...

 

Adobe PDFStreamlined Venture Issuer Disclosure?
Tiffany Lee Bianchi, Michael A. Gerrior, Robert P. Kinghan, David Lowdon, Lorraine Mastersmith; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014
The CSA recently published a notice and request for comment regarding proposed amendments to the continuous disclosure obligations and audit committees of venture issuers the “Venture Issuer Amendments”). This is a follow on initiative to the CSA’s previous more comprehensive...