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July 18, 2023
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Canadian Securities Administrators Propose Changes to Corporate Governance Disclosure Practices and Guidelines

The CSA has issued Proposed Amendments to Form 58-101F1 Corporate Governance Disclosure of National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices and Proposed Changes to National Policy 58-201 Corporate Governance Guidelines.

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CSA Announces Updated Exemptions from Filing Requirements during Switch to System for Electronic Data Analysis and Retrieval+ (SEDAR+)

Members of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are announcing exemptions from certain filing requirements to address the brief period when the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) will be switched to a new centralized system, SEDAR+.

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The New ISSB Climate Standards: Stay Tuned for Made-In-Canada Rules

The recently published International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) standards - in particular, IFRS S2 Climate-Related Disclosures (IFRS S2) - set a rigorous and prescriptive baseline for climate-related disclosures around the world. Canadian issuers will want to keep close watch as regulators work to adopt "made-in-Canada" disclosure rules based on the new ISSB standards.

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IFRS to Take Over Responsibilities of the TCFD

The IFRS Foundation’s International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) will take over responsibility for monitoring progress of companies’ climate-related disclosures from the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) as of next year, following a request from the FSB.

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Five Things You Need to Know When a Canadian Securities Commission Requests Information in Connection with an Investigation

For publicly listed companies in Canada, there may come a day when you receive a request for information from a provincial securities commission in connection with a securities investigation. Receiving such a request can be unsettling, but the manner in which you respond will set the tone and trajectory of your subsequent dealings with the commission.

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Canadian Securities Administrators Statement on Proposed Climate-related Disclosure Requirements

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) welcomes the publication on June 26, 2023 of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)’s first two sustainability disclosure standards: IFRS S1 General Requirements for Disclosure of Sustainability-related Financial Information and IFRS S2 Climate-related Disclosures (together, the ISSB Standards).

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The Biggest ESG Concern for Boards Isn’t What You Might Think

The concept of ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) has been in choppy waters this year with political resistance against ethical investing, as well as criticism of ESG as being virtue-signalling or supposedly distracting from financial returns. This begs the question, how are boards currently thinking about ESG?

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Stakeholders Reminded of IFRS Accounting Requirements for Climate-related Matters in Financial Statements

The IFRS Foundation has today published an updated version of its educational material developed to help companies determine how to consider climate-related matters when preparing their financial statements applying IFRS Accounting Standards.

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LIFE Lessons: Initial Experience with the Listed Issuer Financing Exemption

The listed issuer exemption is a prospectus exemption that allows reporting issuers with equity securities listed on a Canadian stock exchange to raise capital by filing a Form 45-106F19 Listed Issuer Financing Document (offering document) and distribute freely tradeable equity securities in reliance on the issuer’s continuous disclosure record, subject to certain conditions outlined in NI 45-106.

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