Montréal – In support of its mandate as the resolution authority for Canadian financial market infrastructures (FMIs), the Bank of Canada has entered into a memorandum of understanding (pdf - 247 KB)This link will open in a new windowUpdated on 13 January 2022Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) Respecting the Resolution of Certain Clearing and Settlement Systems  (MOU) with the Autorité des marchés financiers, the British Columbia Securities Commission and the Ontario Securities Commission. As resolution authority, the Bank is responsible for developing plans to respond to the unlikely failure of a Canadian designated FMI. The Bank also has the power in a crisis to take temporary control of a failing FMI to limit the impact on Canada’s financial system and economy.

The MOU establishes a framework for cooperation, coordination, consultation and information sharing on matters related to the resolution of:

  • the CDSX system or its operator, the CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc.
  • the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Service or its operator, the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation.

This MOU is distinct from but intended to coexist with a previous memorandum of understanding (pdf - 103 KB)This link will open in a new windowUpdated on 9 April 2014Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) among the same parties to cooperate in fulfilling their respective oversight mandates for promoting the safety and efficiency of these two FMIs.

The Autorité des marchés financiers is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec’s financial sector.

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