Securities Law & Instruments


NOTICE OF MINISTERIAL APPROVAL OF AMENDMENTS TO

NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 31-103 REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS, EXEMPTIONS
AND ONGOING REGISTRANT OBLIGATIONS AND RELATED INSTRUMENTS

On September 21, 2017, the Minister of Finance approved amendments made by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC or the Commission) to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations, National Instrument 33-109 Registration Information and Ontario Securities Commission Rule 33-506 (Commodity Futures Act) Registration Information (the Amendments).

The Amendments, together with related companion policy changes, were made by the Commission on June 13, 2017 and were published on the OSC website at http://www.osc.gov.on.ca and in the OSC Bulletin in (2017), 40 OSCB (Supp-1) on July 27, 2017.

The Amendments, other than the amendments that enhance custody requirements for certain registered firms (the Custody Amendments), come into force on December 4, 2017. The Custody Amendments come into force on June 4, 2018. The related companion policy changes are effective on the coming into force of the corresponding Amendments.

The text of the Amendments is reproduced in Chapter 5 of this OSC Bulletin.