CSA

Toronto – The securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Yukon (the participating jurisdictions) published temporary blanket relief for registrants and unregistered capital markets participants from certain financial statement and information delivery requirements, as a result of COVID-19. The conditions of the relief are substantially the same as the temporary relief announced on March 23 This link will open in a new window (prior relief), but the relief is only applicable to registrants and unregistered capital markets participants with filing deadlines in the periods described below.

The blanket relief provides a 60-day extension for periodic filings normally required to be made between June 2, 2020 and September 30, 2020 by registrants and, in Ontario, unregistered capital markets participants that rely upon certain registration exemptions. These unregistered capital markets participants include unregistered investment fund managers and unregistered exempt international firms. Registrants and unregistered capital markets participants that have already used the prior relief to extend their deadline for any financial statement or information delivery requirements occurring on or before June 1, 2020, cannot use this relief to further extend that deadline.

The CSA is implementing the relief through local blanket orders by the participating jurisdictions. Registrants who are registered in multiple jurisdictions will need to ensure that they satisfy the applicable filing deadlines in those jurisdictions where the relief does not apply.

The securities regulatory authorities in Québec and Manitoba separately published temporary blanket relief from certain financial statement and information delivery requirements for registrants whose principal regulator is one of the participating jurisdictions.

Market participants can view these orders on CSA members’ websites and are encouraged to contact their principal regulator with any questions.

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 inquiries about filings for registrants:

Anita Chung, CPA, CA, CFE
Registration Accountant, Compliance & Registrant Regulation
Ontario Securities Commission
416-593-8131
achung@osc.gov.on.ca

Mark French
Manager, Registration & Dealer Compliance
British Columbia Securities Commission
604-899-6856
mfrench@bcsc.bc.ca

Wendy Morgan
Deputy Director, Securities
Financial and Consumer Services Commission, New Brunswick
506-643-7202
wendy.morgan@fcnb.ca

Liz Kutarna, Deputy Director, Capital Markets Securities Division
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority
306-787-5871
liz.kutarna@gov.sk.ca    

Ashley Lee
Regulatory Analyst, Registrant Regulation Alberta Securities Commission
403-297-4009
ashley.Lee@asc.ca

Brian Murphy
Manager, Registration
Nova Scotia Securities Commission
902-424-4592
brian.murphy@novascotia.ca

Martin Picard
Analyste expert à l’encadrement des intermédiaires
Direction de l’encadrement des intermédiaires
Autorité des marchés financiers
514 395-0337
martin.picard@lautorite.qc.ca 

Paula White
Deputy Director, Compliance and Oversight Manitoba Securities Commission
204-945-5195
paula.white@gov.mb.ca

Sue Henderson
Deputy Director, Registrations
Manitoba Securities Commission
204-945-1600
sue.henderson@gov.mb.ca

 

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