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Canadian Securities Administrators Publish Report and Guidelines on Social Media Use by Reporting Issuers

Posted in Continuous and Timely Disclosure, CSA, Industry News

On March 9, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators published CSA Staff Notice 51-348 (the “Notice”) which reports on a study of social media use by reporting issuers and provides guidance for public companies who engage with investors and other stakeholders using those channels.

Scope of Review

The review was conducted by securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec and surveyed the social media activity of 111 reporting issuers of varying sizes and industries listed on the TSX, TSXV and CSE. The review included information on websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and others, as well … Continue Reading

OSC Issues Report on Continuous Disclosure Review of Investment Fund Sales Communications

Posted in Continuous and Timely Disclosure, Investment Funds, OSC

Last week, the OSC published Staff Notice 81-720 – Report on Staff’s Continuous Disclosure Review of Sales Communications by Investment Funds.

The notice summarizes the findings of an OSC targeted continuous disclosure (CD) review of the advertising and marketing materials of publicly offered investment funds and provides related OSC guidance.… Continue Reading