CSA

Toronto – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is currently focusing its regulatory efforts on helping market participants and investors address challenges created by COVID-19.

On March 18, the CSA announced that all CSA proposals currently out for comment would have their comment periods extended by 45 days. Until at least May 30, 2020, the CSA will also not publish any new proposals for comment.

CSA members continue to be in close contact with the companies and firms they regulate, and based on these discussions, will consider proceeding with burden reduction initiatives if they are immediately helpful to businesses in responding to COVID-19.

As the situation evolves, the CSA will consider whether additional relief for market participants is warranted. We will also consider actions to support investors and ensure they are treated fairly during this difficult time. The needs of both stakeholder groups are important, and CSA members will consider and balance these needs as we fulfil our mandates.

“We are mindful that most market participants are working remotely and weathering unprecedented challenges to their business,” said Louis Morisset, CSA Chair and President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers. “We are hopeful that these actions will free up resources, allowing firms to focus on front-line activities and serving the needs of investors.”

The CSA continues to monitor the situation and will reassess the need to further defer its consultations and publications.

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

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

For media inquiries, please refer to the list of provincial and territorial representatives below or contact us at media@acvm-csa.ca.

For more information:

CSA member name

Point of contact

Phone number

Autorité des marchés financiers

Sylvain Théberge

514-940-2176

Alberta Securities Commission

Hilary McMeekin

403-592-8186

British Columbia Securities Commission

Brian Kladko

604-899-6713

Financial and Consumer Affairs, Authority of Saskatchewan

Shannon McMillan

306-798-4160

Financial and Consumer Services Commission, New Brunswick

Sara Wilson

506-643-7045

Government of Prince Edward Island, Superintendent of Securities

Steve Dowling

902-368-4550

Manitoba Securities Commission

Jason (Jay) Booth

204-945-1660

Nova Scotia Securities Commission

David Harrison

902-424-8586

Nunavut Securities Office

Jeff Mason

867-975-6591

Office of the Superintendent of Securities, Newfoundland and Labrador

Renée Dyer

709-729-4909

Office of the Superintendent of Securities, Northwest Territories

Tom Hall

867-767-9305

Office of the Yukon, Superintendent of Securities

Rhonda Horte

867-667-5466

Ontario Securities Commission

Kristen Rose

416-593-2336