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What’s New

Dec
20
2017
The Ontario Securities Commission’s Investor Advisory Panel has written a letter to Maureen Jensen, Chair of the OSC, in support of FAIR Canada and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law’s (CCEL) Report on Vulnerable Investors: Elder Abuse, Financial Exploitation, Undue Influence and Diminished Mental Capacity. The Panel supports the report’s key recommendations and encourages lawmakers […]
Dec
18
2017
1. Saving for Your Child’s Education If you are expecting or recently have had a child, consider carefully your options in opening a registered education savings plan. Read more here. Want to Know How Much Have You Saved? If you have an RESP, consider requesting a  Statement of Account.  The statement will provide information on the amount you […]
Dec
18
2017
When: December 19, 2017 Where: 36 King Street East, Suite 400, Toronto, ON M5C 3B2 How to Reach Us: Frank Allen, Executive Director frank.allen@faircanada.ca Phone number: 647-256-6693 Marian Passmore, Director of Policy & COO marian.passmore@faircanada.ca Phone number: 647-256-6691 Samreen Beg – Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary samreen.beg@faircanada.ca Phone number: 647-256-6692 Maricela Morales – Executive Assistant […]
Dec
13
2017
In response to Aequitas NEO Exchange’s consultation on proposed listing manual amendments to permit the listing of Emerging Market Issuers (EMIs), FAIR Canada recommends that Canadian securities regulators conduct a follow-up review of EMIs that are listed on Canadian exchanges and have significant business operations in emerging market jurisdictions to determine if the OSC’s 2012 […]
Dec
08
2017
FAIR Canada/PIAC Response to Joint CSA Staff Notice 31-351; IIROC Notice 17-0229, MFDA Bulletin #0736-M FAIR Canada and PIAC welcome the CSA, IIROC and MFDA taking a step in the right direction to improve compliance with the OBSI dispute resolution process for securities complaints. We are pleased to see that the CSA, IIROC and MFDA […]
Nov
27
2017
Gordon Hoekstra in the Vancouver Sun reports on the results of a Postmedia investigation which revealed that between fiscal 2007-2008 to 2016-17, the BC Securities Commission has collected less than two percent of the $510 million in fines and orders to pay back the proceeds of fraudulent activities. The article raises the important question of […]
Nov
22
2017
FAIR Canada is pleased to announce that its annual general meeting was held on November 17, 2017  in Toronto. Members re-elected 9 directors to the FAIR Canada Board of Directors. The following directors were re-elected: Preet Banerjee Stephen Jarislowsky  Guy Lemoine  Ermanno Pascutto  Rossa O’Reilly  Ellen Roseman  Dawn Russell  Marc Ryan  Larry Waite  Ermanno Pascutto […]
Nov
21
2017
FAIR Canada has commented on the Competition Bureau’s Draft Report, which reviews technology-led innovation and emerging services in the Canadian financial services sector. FAIR Canada believes that FinTech presents potential benefits and opportunities for consumers, but may also present risks to investor protection that should be examined and addressed. FAIR Canada has encouraged the Competition […]
Nov
21
2017
FAIR Canada and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law released their Joint Report on Vulnerable Investors: Elder Abuse, Financial Exploitation, Undue Influence and Diminished Mental Capacity. The report contains six recommendations to securities regulators designed to help the investment industry play a critical role in abuse prevention and addressing diminished mental capacity. We call on […]
Oct
17
2017
FAIR Canada has provided comments supporting IOSCO’s recommendations regarding regulatory reporting and public transparency in the secondary corporate bond markets. FAIR Canada supports the seven recommendations which involve the collection and centralization of data, pre-trade and post-trade reporting to regulators and pre-trade and post-trade transparency requirements. FAIR Canada makes the following suggestions to IOSCO: Go […]