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Ontario’s Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce Releases Final Report

In February 2020, the Capital Markets Modernization taskforce was appointed by the Ontario government to provide “recommendations to reduce regulatory burden and ensure a level playing-field for all market participants, while improving investor experience and protection.”

After hearing from hundreds of stakeholders, releasing a consultation report, and receiving ongoing input by an expert advisory group, the final report includes 74 recommendations “intended to modernize Ontario’s capital markets and drive innovation, competition and diversity, resulting in job and wealth creation.”

The final report contains recommendations on governance, competitiveness, leveling the playing field between small and large market players, improving the proxy system, fostering innovation and modernizing enforcement.  These are intended to address the challenges faced by businesses, intermediaries and investors alike. As of now, these are still just recommendations, and have not yet been adopted into law.

For more details, see the final report here.

Kyle J. Peterson
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Kyle J. Peterson

Kyle’s commercial litigation and advocacy practice offers particular expertise in securities, insurance, construction and employment disputes. A fierce advocate for clients, Kyle has a proven ability to approach client issues in a strategic manner, always balancing their business and commercial interests with their legal rights. Kyle’s clients benefit from his experience in business and politics, and appreciate his common sense and results-driven style.

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