Canadian Securities Regulators Provide Update on Consultation on Option of Discontinuing Embedded Commissions

Securities CSA

Toronto – On June 29, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Staff Notice 81-327 Next Steps in the CSA’s Examination of Mutual Fund Fees, which indicated an intention to publish a consultation paper in 2016 that would explore the option of discontinuing embedded commissions and the potential impacts of such a change on Canadian investors and market participants.

We have received feedback from stakeholders that it would be beneficial to review the consultation paper following the holiday season, so they have time to adequately review and prepare comments. The CSA is committed to having a productive consultation process and receiving specific input on the issues raised in the consultation paper. We therefore intend to publish the consultation paper on January 10, 2017.

The consultation paper will be published for a 150-day comment period. The longer than normal consultation period is intended to allow for broad consultation.

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

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For more information:

CSA member name

Point of contact

Phone number

Autorité des marchés financiers

Sylvain Théberge


Alberta Securities Commission

Nicole Tuncay


British Columbia Securities Commission

Alison Walker


Financial and Consumer Affairs, Saskatchewan

Shannon McMillan


Financial and Consumer Services Commission, New Brunswick

Andrew Nicholson


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

John O'Brien


Office of the Superintendent of Securities, Northwest Territories

Tom Hall


Office of the Superintendent of Securities, P.E.I.

Janice Callbeck


Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities

Rhonda Horte


Ontario Securities Commission

Kristen Rose


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