Securities Law & Instruments


Proposed Instruments, Rules & Policies


This is an overview of current activities related to rule-making, policy development and memorandum of understanding. It lists proposed instruments, rules and policies that are published for public comment, under review, pending the Minister’s review and decision, and expected for publication in final form.

Instruments currently out for public comment
Public comment period closed - comments under review
Instruments with Minister for 60-Day Review and Decision
Expected publications for comment


Instruments Currently Out For Public Comment

This section lists all of the rules which are currently out for public comment. You may view all of the comments submitted for each of the listed rules during the current comment period and any previous comment periods by clicking on the links provided below.

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Number Title Published Comments Due
81-102

CSA Notice and Request for Comment - Modernization of Investment Fund Product Regulation - AlternativeFunds

September 22, 2016

December 22, 2016




Public Comment Period Closed - Comments Under Review

The public comment period for each of the rules listed in this section has closed. The comments submitted during the comment period are currently being reviewed by OSC and CSA staff. You may view all of the comments submitted for each of the listed rules during all previous comment periods by clicking on the links provided below.

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Number Title Published Comments Due
24-101 Institutional Trade Matching and Settlement - Amendments
Comments Received

August 18, 2016

November 16, 2016

24-402 Policy Considerations for Enhancing Settlement Discipline in a T+2 Settlement Cycle
Comments Received

August 18, 2016

November 16, 2016

31-103 Amendments to 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations and 33-109 Registration Information - Amendments
Comments Received

July 7, 2016

October 5, 2016

33-404 Proposals to Enhance the Obligations of Advisers, Dealers, and Representatives toward their Clients
Comments Received

April 28, 2016

September 30, 2016

72-503 Distributions Outside of Canada
Comments Received

June 30, 2016

September 28, 2016

95-401 Margin and Collateral Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives
Comments Received

July 7, 2016

September 6, 2016

94-101 Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing of Derivatives
Comments Received
February 24, 2016 May 24, 2016
94 -102 Derivatives: Customer Clearing and Protection of Customer Collateral and Positions
Comments Received
January 21, 2016 April 19, 2016.
81-102 CSA Mutual Fund Risk Classification Methodology
Comments Received
December 10, 2015 March 9, 2016



Instruments with Minister for 60-Day Review and Decision

This section identifies all of the rules that are currently with the Minister responsible for the OSC for review and decision and indicates the final day of the Minister's 60 day review period.

Within 60 days after the Commission delivers a rule to the Minister, the Minister may approve or reject the rule, or return it to the Commission for further consideration. If the Minister does not approve, reject or return the rule, it becomes effective 15 days following the conclusion of the 60 day period unless there is a later day specified in the rule in which case the rule comes into force on that later day. You may view the version of the instrument which has been delivered to the Minister for review and decision by clicking on the links below.

Number Title Minister's Decision Required by


Expected Publications for Comment

This section lists instruments that are expected to be published for comment in the coming months. This section is not meant to be an exhaustive list but aims to provide greater insights, where possible, into those upcoming instruments that are expected to be published. Dates referred to are subject to change.

Number Title Expected Publication Date