Nova Scotia Securities Commission

The Nova Scotia Securities Commission was established to provide investors with protection from activities that undermine investor confidence in the fairness and efficiency of Nova Scotia capital markets and where not inconsistent with investor protection, to foster capital formation.

How do we protect investors?

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  • Review capital raising materials to ensure private and public companies are complying with securities laws and are continuously disclosing to their investors when required.


To fulfil our mandate, we also work in close co-operation with the securities regulatory authorities across Canada through the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). The CSA is the umbrella organization for the 13 securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories that work together to coordinate and harmonize the regulation of Canada’s capital markets.

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Question of the week: How do I check the disciplined persons list?

Following last week’s rundown on how to check registration, we received similar requests to show how to check the CSA’s Disciplined Person’s list.

To start you first need to go to the CSA website, which can be found at At the top of the page you’ll see six tabs. Hover over the “Enforcement” tab and click on “Disciplined List.” That will take you here: