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What’s New

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 […]
Mar
26
2020
FAIR Canada calls on the financial services industry, including banks, insurance companies, mutual funds dealers and investment dealers, to provide relief to retail investors suffering financial hardship due to COVID 19 related impacts on their personal financial circumstances. See the full press release here Newsflash FAIR Canada calls for suspension of DSC mutual fund redemption […]
Mar
09
2020
PDF FAIR Canada submitted to the CSA that electronic “delivery is more efficient and a majority of investors would be better served by electronic delivery.  However, electronic “access” is not the same as electronic “delivery”.  Sending a generic email to retail investors and telling them to go to find a document on SEDAR is not […]
Feb
07
2020
With the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) preparing to undertake a review of industry self-regulation, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA) is envisioning a new approach that features a single self-regulatory organization (SRO) covering all dealers and the CSA taking control of market regulation. Click Here to read the article by Investment Executive
Feb
07
2020
Globe and Mail – February 6, 2020. Our Executive Director gives insight into FAIR Canada’s support of this review by the Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce to how the government polices the securities industry. Click Here to read the full article!
Oct
18
2019
FAIR Canada has returned $2.4 million to the Jarislowsky Foundation because it was unable to meet the 200% matching condition, as governments, regulators and self-regulatory organizations have been generally unwilling to provide adequate support. Click Here to read the FAIR Canada statement
Sep
09
2019
Click here to read a letter to our Executive Director, Ermanno Pascutto from December 9, 1985. Click here to read a letter from Executive Director, Ermanno Pascutto on January 2, 1986.
Sep
09
2019
Aristocrat, scholar and former spy, Stephen Jarislowsky now applies his genius to investment and fearless attacks on business titans. Click here to read Mr. Right by Mark Abley.
Jul
25
2019
FAIR Canada cannot support  IIROC Notice 19-0076 Minor Contravention Program and Early Resolution Offers on the basis that it does not serve the interests of retail investors and urges the CSA to reject the proposed changes. What is the Minor Contraventions Program (MCP) and Early Resolution Offers (ERO)? IIROC has proposed changes to the way […]