A Simplification of Tax Planning Concepts
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A Simplification of Tax Planning Concepts

We often hear numerous tax planning terms. In this article we are going to explore and provide answers to some questions regarding tax planning terms and strategies: What is a section 85 roll-over? What is a pipeline transaction? What are share reorganizations? What is a butterfly reorganization? What is a discretionary trust? What are flow-through…

Client Notes – CSA Gives Details on Virtual Meetings
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Client Notes – CSA Gives Details on Virtual Meetings

On March 20, 2020, we sent out a client note summarizing some recent announcements made by the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) in response to the impact of COVID-19 on market participants. Since that time, the CSA has published (i) more specific guidance relating to annual general securityholder meetings, and (ii) blanket orders which provide…

Client Notes – OSC Provides Regulatory Burden Task Force List of Actions
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Client Notes – OSC Provides Regulatory Burden Task Force List of Actions

The OSC formed the Burden Reduction Task Force in November 2018 to enhance competitiveness by saving time and money for capital market participants. In undertaking the work, the OSC set out to achieve the following objectives: Make clear commitments to save market participants time and money Take swift action to identify and address as many…

Client Notes – OSC Update on Compliance and Registrant Regulation
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Client Notes – OSC Update on Compliance and Registrant Regulation

The OSC Compliance and Registrant Regulation Branch (CRR) published the Summary Report for Dealers, Advisers and Investment Fund Managers (OSC Staff Notice 33-750) on August 8, 2019. The report provides information for exempt market dealers (EMDs), investment fund managers (IFMs), portfolio managers (PMs) and scholarship plan dealers. In Ontario, there are 1,053 firms registered in…

Going Public In The Cannabis Sector
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Going Public In The Cannabis Sector

On October 19, 2017, the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) teamed up with Corporate Counsel and Davidson & Company LLP, Blender Media, PI Financial, Mackie Research and other great industry experts to help companies in the cannabis go public. Corporate Counsel discussed novel ways to get listed on the CSE. Presentation: Going Public in the Cannabis Sector…

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Ways to Raise Capital Cost-Effectively – Financing Fundamentals for Micro Caps

On March 22, 2017, the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) teamed up with Corporate Counsel, OTC Markets, Echelon Wealth Partners and MNP to help issuers find some new ways to raise capital. Corporate Counsel discussed novel ways to raise capital including Rights Offerings, the Offering Memorandum Exemption and Warrant Incentive Programs. Presentation: Ways to Raise Capital Cost-Effectively…

OSC Participation Fees May Be Decreasing For Some Issuers This Year – OSC 13-502 Amendments
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OSC Participation Fees May Be Decreasing For Some Issuers This Year – OSC 13-502 Amendments

OSC Participation Fees Were Not Reflective of Current Market Cap On April 1, 2013 a revision to OSC Rule 13-502 came into effect which changed how OSC participation fees for reporting issuers were calculated. These changes included a concept called a “reference fiscal year” which was, in certain cases, deemed to be the participant’s last fiscal…

New Ontario Offering Memorandum Rules
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New Ontario Offering Memorandum Rules

On October 29, 2015 the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) along with other Canadian Securities Administrator (“CSA”) jurisdictions published certain amendments to National Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus Exemptions (“NI 45-106”) allowing Ontario investors to purchase securities by way of offering memorandums. This is a fantastic development for issuers because they can now offer their securities on an exempt basis to a much broader…