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June 02, 2015

Workshop: Financial Modeling for IR Professionals

Join CIRI National for this one-day intensive workhop.

You will learn how to:
  • Design and layout a financial model clearly;
  • Create clearly defined inputs and assumptions;
  • Forecast a company's revenues and expenses;
  • Incorporate and build a company's income statement, balance sheet and cash flor statement;
  • Create the necessary schedules; and
This full-day workshop is eligible for 6 CEUs.

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Crowdfunding Takes Centre Stage in Newly Released Documents from the CSA and CRA

On May 14, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published Multilateral CSA Notice 45-316 – Start-Up Crowdfunding Registration and Prospectus Exemptions (the CSA Notice) announcing the adoption of registration and prospectus exemptions (the Start-Up Crowdfunding Exemptions) by the securities regulatory authorities of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (the participating jurisdictions). The Start-Up Crowdfunding Exemptions permit a company to raise start-up capital through the sale of its securities to the public through a non-registered online crowdfunding portal (commonly referred to as equity crowdfunding).

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OSC Adopts Existing Security Holder Prospectus Exemption

Further to our March 2014 update, the Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC) has followed suit with the majority of Canadian reporting urisdictions by adopting a prospectus exemption for existing securities holders.

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Shining a Light on Payments to Governments : The Current State of "Publish What You Pay" Rulemaking Around the World

Over the last few years, a number of key jurisdictions have adopted regulations requiring companies engaged in natural resource extraction activities to disclose the payments they make to governments and state-owned companies. These regulatory initiatives, commonly referred to as "publish what you pay" rules, aim to promote fiscal transparency in the natural resources sector.

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Seeking Capital For Your Business? New Pathways Open in Canada with the Adoption of Start-Up Crowdfunding Registration and Perspectus

The long awaited start-up crowdfunding exemptions have now been adopted in six Canadian provinces. As of May 14, 2015, the substantially harmonized exemptions are available in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The objective of this initiative is to facilitate capital raising by start-up and early stage companies, while protecting the public interest.

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"Say-on-Pay": Back in the Spotlight This Proxy Season

If you've been reading the business news lately it's hard to miss the renewed focus on the "say-on-pay" resolution at annual corporate meetings in Canada.

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SEC Chief Accountant Will Not Recommend Adoption of IFRS in US

In May 7 remarks at Baruch College, SEC Chief Accountant James Schnurr appeared to acknowledge what many have expected for some time - it is unlikely the SEC will mandate the incorporation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) into US accounting standards.

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