On March 20, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) along with its counterparts in Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, unveiled the proposed rules to deal with crowdfunding (among other things) as a source of capital for start-ups and SMEs. The comment period ends on June 18. In a sense, the OSC is playing catch-up, in that the US and UK regulators seem to be one or two years ahead of the OSC in permitting and regulating crowdfunding. Most advocates for crowdfunding seem generally pleased with the proposals, which would allow issuers to raise up to $1.5 million in ... [more] Full article
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