Securities

Toronto - The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published for comment CSA Staff Notice 21-315 Next Steps in Regulation and Transparency of the Fixed Income Market, which describes the CSA's plan to enhance fixed income regulation.

The Notice sets out the steps CSA staff are taking to improve market integrity, evaluate access to the fixed income market and facilitate more informed decision making among market participants.

"Ensuring fixed income data is available to regulators and enhancing corporate debt transparency are significant steps in modernizing the regulatory framework for the fixed income market," said Louis Morisset, CSA Chair and President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers. "The CSA's plan covers these key areas and lays the groundwork for future policy work."

The CSA is working with the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada to implement the transparency proposal described in this notice and evaluate access to the fixed income market.

The CSA Staff Notice can be found on CSA members' websites. The 45-day comment period will close on November 1, 2015.

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:

Carolyn Shaw-Rimmington
Ontario Securities Commission
416-593-2361

Mark Dickey
Alberta Securities Commission
403-297-4481

Richard Gilhooley
British Columbia Securities Commission
604-899-6713

Sylvain Théberge
Autorité des marchés financiers
514-940-2176

Kevan Hannah
Manitoba Securities Commission
204-945-1513

Andrew Nicholson
Financial and Consumer Services Commission
New Brunswick
506-658-3021

Tanya Wiltshire
Nova Scotia Securities Commission
902-424-8586

Janice Callbeck
Office of the Superintendent of Securities
P.E.I.
902-368-6288

Don Boyles
Office of the Superintendent of Securities
Newfoundland and Labrador
709-729-4501

Rhonda Horte
Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities
867-667-5466

Shamus Armstrong
Nunavut Securities Office
867-975-6587

Tom Hall
Northwest Territories Securities Office
867-873-7490

Noel Busse
Financial and Consumer Affairs
Authority of Saskatchewan
306-798-4160