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Canadian Securities Regulators Provide Update on Consultation on Option of Discontinuing Embedded Commissions

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December 15, 2016

Toronto - On June 29, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Staff Notice 81-327 Next Steps in the CSA's Examination of Mutual Fund Fees, which indicated an intention to publish a consultation paper in 2016 that would explore the option of discontinuing embedded commissions and the potential impacts of such a change on Canadian investors and market participants.

We have received feedback from stakeholders that it would be beneficial to review the consultation paper following the holiday season, so they have time to adequately review and prepare comments. The CSA is committed to having a productive consultation process and receiving specific input on the issues raised in the consultation paper. We therefore intend to publish the consultation paper on January 10, 2017.

The consultation paper will be published for a 150-day comment period. The longer than normal consultation period is intended to allow for broad consultation.

The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada's provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

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For more information:

Kristen Rose
Ontario Securities Commission
416-593-2336 

Nicole Tuncay
Alberta Securities Commission
403-297-4008

Alison Walker
British Columbia Securities Commission
604-899-6713

Sylvain Théberge
Autorité des marchés financiers
514-940-2176  

Jason (Jay) Booth
Manitoba Securities Commission
204-945-1660

Andrew Nicholson
Financial and Consumer Services Commission,
New Brunswick
506-658-3021

David Harrison
Nova Scotia Securities Commission
902-424-8586

Janice Callbeck
Office of the Superintendent of
Securities, P.E.I.
902-368-6288

John O'Brien
Office of the Superintendent of Securities
Newfoundland and Labrador
709-729-4909

Rhonda Horte
Office of the Yukon Superintendent
of Securities
867-667-5466

Jeff Mason
Nunavut Securities Office
867-975-6591

Tom Hall
Northwest Territories
Securities Office
867-767-9305

Shannon McMillan
Financial and Consumer Affairs
Authority of Saskatchewan
306-798-4160

 

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