InFocus

  • OSC WHISTLEBLOWER PROGRAM EXPLAINED

    With new legislative initiatives to create a civil cause of action for whistleblowers on the horizon, Anna Markiewicz of Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP reviews the OSC Whistleblower Program, the first such program by a Canadian securities regulator to offer financial incentives for potential information to tipsters.

  • SHOULD OBSI HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE BINDING ORDERS?

    The Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investment is seeking to expand its powers to make its recommendations binding on investment firms. Clarke Tedesco and Alexandra Grishanova of Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP discuss the potential repercussions of such power expansion.

  • WHEN IS "CLOSE" CLOSE ENOUGH?

    Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP comments on the family, friends and business associates prospectus exemption (FFBA). The FFBA uses close relationships to the issuer as a prospectus proxy. Registrants should exercise caution with relationships requiring interpretation: close friends, close business associates and “executive officers”.