For Immediate Release
October 21, 2016

Canadian Securities Regulators announce dates for British Columbia roundtables on CSA Consultation Paper 33-404

Vancouver – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today announced the dates for the British Columbia Securities Commission’s (BCSC) roundtables to further explore issues raised in CSA Consultation Paper 33-404 Proposals to Enhance the Obligations of Advisers, Dealers and Representatives Toward Their Clients, which proposes regulatory action to improve the client-registrant relationship. The dates for roundtables to be held by other CSA jurisdictions were announced in a previous press release on September 22, 2016.

The BCSC will be holding roundtable sessions on the following dates:

British Columbia Securities Commission      November 28, 29 & 30, Vancouver

The BCSC will hold four focussed sessions and one open session. As previously announced, other CSA members have scheduled roundtables on the following dates:

Ontario Securities Commission                     December 6, 2016, Toronto;

Nova Scotia Securities Commission             December 7, 2016, Halifax;

Autorité des marchés financiers                    December 8, 2016, Montréal;

Alberta Securities Commission                     December 9, 2016, Calgary.

Additional details regarding the roundtable sessions, and how stakeholders can participate, will be provided closer to the event dates by the respective regulators. CSA members not holding a roundtable session may conduct other forms of stakeholder consultations in their respective jurisdictions.

The consultation paper, which includes a list of 68 consultation questions, can be found on CSA members’ websites.

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

For more information:

Alison Walker
British Columbia Securities Commission
604-899-6713