For Immediate Release
December 18, 2009 

Canadian Securities Regulators Publish Responses to Frequently Asked Questions About the New National Registration Regime

Toronto – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published Staff Notice 31-313, containing answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the new Canada-wide registration regime. 

The FAQ list was created from public enquiries that CSA members received concerning the new regime for the registration of firms and individuals who deal in securities, provide investment advice or manage investment funds. 

The key components of the new regime, which came into force on September 28, 2009, include National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements and Exemptions and amendments to National Instrument 33-109 Registration Information. Staff Notice 31-313 was compiled in FAQ format in order to assist those working with these instruments. The Notice will be available on various CSA members’ websites and may be updated from time to time. 

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:

Theresa Ebden
Ontario Securities Commission
416-593-2361

Sylvain Théberge
Autorité des marchés financiers
514-940-2176

Mark Dickey
Alberta Securities Commission
403-297-4481

Ken Gracey
British Columbia Securities Commission
604-899-6577

Ainsley Cunningham
Manitoba Securities Commission
204-945-4733

Wendy Connors-Beckett
New Brunswick Securities Commission
506-643-7745

Natalie MacLellan
Nova Scotia Securities Commission
902-424-8586

Barbara Shourounis
Saskatchewan Financial Services
Commission
306-787-5842

Janice Callbeck
PEI Securities Office
Office of the Attorney General
902-368-6288

Doug Connolly
Financial Services Regulation Div.
Newfoundland and Labrador
709-729-2594

Fred Pretorius
Yukon Securities Registry
867-667-5225

Louis Arki
Nunavut Securities Office
867-975-6587

Donn MacDougall
Northwest Territories
Securities Office
867-920-8984