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What’s New

Dec
02
2020
Job Posting: Policy Counsel PDF We currently have an opening for a policy counsel at FAIR Canada.  The successful candidate for this multifaceted role will be an integral part of the organization, reporting to the Executive Director and working with the Board of Directors. Position Description: The Policy Counsel will be responsible for supporting FAIR […]
Nov
30
2020
FAIR Focus November: New Funding for FAIR Canada
Nov
27
2020
Newsflash: FAIR Canada Announces New Funding and the Election of its Board of Directors
Nov
10
2020
The Ontario Securities Commission will be holding a telephone townhall on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 pm. The topics will be how to protect yourself from COVID-19 scams and other important financial information. Follow this link to register
Aug
05
2020
The recent push to merge the two main self-regulatory organizations (SROs) in Canada – the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) – into one larger, more powerful SRO appears to be gaining steam. FAIR Canada believes it is vital to address significant shortcomings in the way […]
Jul
10
2020
PDF TORONTO, July 10, 2020— FAIR Canada welcomes the announcement from the Ontario Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce of its  recommendation for investment firms to comply with the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) recommendations for compensation. The lack of binding decision-making authority on the part of OBSI tilts the playing field in favour of […]
Jul
08
2020
Media Release July 8, 2020, Toronto, ON ~ (Globe Newswire) FAIR Canada has provided comments to the OSC on the OSC Proposed Rule to restrict DSCs in the sales of mutual funds to investors. FAIR Canada has advocated for a regulatory ban of DSCs for many years and supports the announcement of December 19, 2019 […]
Jul
08
2020
PDF July 04, 2020 The Secretary Ontario Securities Commission 20 Queen Street West 22nd Floor Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S8 comments@osc.gov.on.ca RE: Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Notice and Request for Comment – Proposed OSC Rule 81-502 Restrictions on the Use of the Deferred Sales Charge Option for Mutual Funds (OSC Proposed Rule) FAIR Canada[1] is pleased […]
Apr
27
2020
Canadians are in a financial crisis caused by the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. FAIR Canada has called on the securities regulators, the Ontario Securities Commission and the Canadian Securities Administrators, to impose a moratorium on default or cancellation terms, penalties and forfeitures for group plan RESP subscribers that arise due to missed contributions.  Read […]
Mar
31
2020
In light of concerns about the role and effectiveness of self-regulatory organizations (SROs), FAIR Canada proposes that the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) conduct a broad and thorough review of the regulatory framework  that governs the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). Newsflash FAIR Canada proposes review of the […]