CSA Securities

Montréal — The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today released its fiscal year 2018/19 Enforcement Report This link will open in a new window, which outlines how securities regulators are protecting investors and the integrity of Canada’s capital markets.

“As our world becomes increasingly digital, enforcement of securities laws must also evolve,” said Louis Morisset, Chair of the CSA and President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers. “This year’s Enforcement Report shows that by deploying sophisticated investigative tools and techniques and by continuing to strengthen our connections – with each other, global enforcement partners and other regulators – we are keeping pace with emerging trends in Canada’s capital markets.”

Recognizing that securities misconduct goes beyond borders, CSA members continued to strengthen efforts to collaborate with each other and securities regulators in other countries by sharing best practices and aligning on enforcement priorities. This included advancing the multijurisdictional response to emerging pump-and-dump threats as part of the Cross-Border Market Fraud Initiative and hosting global representatives at the annual Insider Trading and Market Manipulation Conference.

The CSA also continued the development of a data repository and analytics system that will help CSA members improve efficiencies and identify market misconduct faster and earlier.

 Highlights from the fiscal year 2018/19 Enforcement Report include:

  • 42 cases involving collaboration between CSA member jurisdictions;
  • 100 cease-trade and asset-freeze orders issued;
  • 63 individuals banned from participating in the capital market;
  • 12 offenders received a combined 36 years of jail time under the Criminal Code; and,
  • 46 Investor Alerts issued to warn the public about possible investment scams.

The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

To view the Canadian Securities Administrators fiscal year 2018/19 Enforcement Report This link will open in a new window.

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For Investor inquiries, please refer to your respective securities regulator. You can contact them here This link will open in a new window.

For media inquiries about the 2018/19 CSA Enforcement Report, contact:

Stephanie Ronson Edelman

CSA member name

Point of contact

Phone number

Autorité des marchés financiers

Sylvain Théberge


Alberta Securities Commission

Hilary McMeekin


British Columbia Securities Commission

Brian Kladko


Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan

Shannon McMillan


Financial and Consumer Services Commission, New Brunswick

Sara Wilson


Government of Prince Edward Island, Superintendent of Securities

Steve Dowling


Manitoba Securities Commission

Jason (Jay) Booth


Nova Scotia Securities Commission

David Harrison


Nunavut Securities Office

Jeff Mason


Office of the Superintendent of Securities, Newfoundland and Labrador

Renée Dyer


Superintendent of Securities, Department of Justice, Government of the Northwest Territories

Tom Hall


Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities

Rhonda Horte


Ontario Securities Commission

Kristen Rose