Canadian Investments or Securities Law.
Investments or Securities law is the body of law that regulates the sale of company shares to the public. Some of the aspects of securities law, include the regulation of the sale of securities, stock exchanges, initial public offerings and private placements, and the rights and duties of brokers and clients.
In Canada, securities law is governed primarily by provincial statute. The primary statute that governs securities law is called the Securities Act and is relatively uniform across all Canadian jurisdictions.
In addition to each province having a Securities Act, each province also issues regulations under its Securities Acts. These regulations, which vary more from province to province than the statute, are very detailed in their regulation of trades in securities. The regulations often contain forms which must be used for various transactions or reporting obligations.
British Columbia Securities Act
Columbia Securities Commission
Alberta Securities Commission (ASC)
Ontario Securities Commission
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