Part I – Canadian Securities Regulators Propose New ‘Commercial Paper’ Exemption


By: Brian Koscak, Alison Manzer, Jonathan Fleisher and Michael Brown  The Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) have published for comment proposed amendments (the 2014 Proposals) to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions . The 2014 Proposals seek to amend the existing prospectus exemption for short-term debt securities by imposing different credit rating requirements and […]

Proposed Changes on Who Can Sell Commercial Paper in Canada

The Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) have published proposed amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions And Ongoing Registrant Obligations (NI 31-103) on December 5, 2013 (the Proposed NI 31-103 Amendments), which included, among other things, a new short-term debt registration exemption under s. 8.22.1 of NI 31-103 (the Proposed registration exemption). Currently, all CSA […]