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Aamir Mirza
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CSA Publication for Comment of Proposed Amendments to NI 31-103, NI 33-109 and Related Materials

On July 7, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) published, for a 90-day public comment period, proposed amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations (“NI 31-103”), the Companion Policy to the Instrument (“31-103CP”), and National Instrument 33-109 Registration Information (“NI 33-109”). The comment period expires on October 5, 2016.

The amendments include proposals being made in the following areas:

  • Client Relationship Model Phase 2 (“CRM2”) Amendments: changes in this area would make permanent certain temporary relief granted by the CSA in May, 2015, as set out under CSA Staff Notice 31-341 Omnibus Blanket Orders Exempting Registrants from Certain CRM2 Provisions of National Instrument 31-103;
  • Exempt Market Dealer Amendments: proposed amendments would clarify the activities that may be conducted under the exempt market dealer category of registration in respect of trades in prospectus qualified securities.

Proposed Amendments

The proposed amendments may be viewed at the BCSC’s website:


Comments are to be addressed to all CSA members, as follows:

  • British Columbia Securities Commission
  • Alberta Securities Commission
  • Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan
  • The Manitoba Securities Commission
  • Ontario Securities Commission
  • Autorité des marchés financiers
  • Financial and Consumer Services Commission of New Brunswick
  • Registrar of Securities, Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia Securities Commission
  • Superintendent of Securities, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Registrar of Securities, Northwest Territories
  • Superintendent of Securities, Yukon Territory
  • Registrar of Securities, Nunavut

Comments are to be sent by email to one of the following individuals (comments received will be forwarded to the other CSA member jurisdictions).

Robert Blair, Secretary (Acting)
Ontario Securities Commission
20 Queen Street West, Suite 2200
Toronto, ON M5H 3S8
Fax: 416-593-2390


Me Anne-Marie Beaudoin
Corporate Secretary
Autorité des marchés financiers
800, square Victoria, 22e étage
C.P. 246, tour de la Bourse
Montréal (Québec) H4Z 1G3
Fax : 514-864-6381
E-mail :