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OSC Releases Proposed Exemptions for Foreign Distributions (IIAC Blog)

OSC Releases Proposed Exemptions for Foreign Distributions (IIAC Blog)

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) seeks comment on a proposed new rule that would provide issuers with more certainty when they sell securities to investors outside Canada.

If the rule is adopted, issuers will be able to rely on four new exemptions that would eliminate the need for a Canadian prospectus for certain types of distributions outside Canada.

The proposed new rule also provides an exemption from the dealer and underwriter registration requirements for foreign distributions, in certain circumstances. This exemption will make it easier for an issuer to engage the services of a foreign dealer … Continue reading

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Unlock Private Capital to Kick-Start the Economy (IIAC Blog)

Unlock Private Capital to Kick-Start the Economy (IIAC Blog)

In an article in Policy Options – the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP)’s flagship publication – I presented a three-pronged approach to unlock private capital to kick-start the economy.

First, we need a plan to help small businesses raise equity capital to promote entrepreneurship and kick-start the economy.

Second, we must draw private capital to invest in infrastructure, especially for smaller and medium-scale projects (i.e. under $200 million) that are not as attractive for large pension funds because of their relatively small investment scale.

Third, we need to encourage private savings for retirement.

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