COVID-19 Investing Information

Nova Scotia Securities Commission Current Operations:

The Nova Scotia Securities Commission remains open to assist and protect Nova Scotians but our operations have been modified for the time being. The majority of Commission staff are working from home, with rotating staff in the office.  If you wish to contact us, please refer to our staff contact list and someone will respond to you shortly. Any information about regulatory or other updates related to COVID-19 will be posted on our website as it becomes available. All organizations and individuals sharing documents with us are encouraged to provide them electronically via email, so we are able to process them while working remotely.

June 16 - NASAA - NASAA Updates COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force Actions

June 16 - NASAA - NASAA Outlines Strong State Response to COVID-19 Fraud in House Testimony

May 29 - CSA - Temporary relief from certain regulatory filings available to registrants and unregistered capital markets participants due to COVID-19

May 21 - CSA - Canadian securities regulators provide update to investors in response to COVID-19

May 20 - CSA - Temporary relief from certain regulatory filings available to investment funds and non-investment fund issuers due to COVID-19

May 6 - CSA - COVID-19: Continuous Disclosure Obligations and Considerations for Issuers (Updated June 4, 2020)

May 1 - CSA - Canadian securities regulators provide temporary relief to public companies with delayed annual meetings due to COVID-19

April 17 - CSA - Canadian securities regulators temporarily increase short-term borrowing limits for mutual funds investing in fixed income

April 16 - CSA - Canadian securities administrators provide update on syndicated mortgage regime

April 16 - CSA - Canadian securities administrators adjust implementation date for client focused reforms

April 9 - CSA/IIROC - Joint statement by Canadian Securities Administrators and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada on recent volatility in Canadian equity markets

April 9 - NSSC - Commission launches COVID-19 investing information webpage

April 9 - CSA - Canadian securities regulators provide update on changes to regulatory work in light of COVID-19

March 30 - NASAA COVID-19-Related Investment Schemes Anticipated 

March 23 - CSA – Canadian securities regulators publish blanket relief for market participants due to COVID-19

March 20 – CSACanadian securities regulators provide guidance on conducting Annual General Meetings during COVID-19 outbreak

March 19 - CSACanadian Securities Regulators warn public of coronavirus-related investment scams 

March 18 – CSA - Canadian securities regulators to provide blanket relief for market participants due to COVID-19

March 17 – NSSC - Commission advises caution regarding communications about investments 

March 16 – CSA - Canadian securities regulators provide update on COVID-19 and potential filing delays by reporting issuers

May 28 - Blanket Order 31-538 - Temporary Exemption from Certain Reporting Requirements for Registrants During the Period June 2 to September 30, 2020

May 27 - Blanket Order 51-513 - Temporary Exemption from Certain Corporate Finance Requirements for Community Economic-Development Corporations During the Period June 2 to August 31, 2020

May 20 - Blanke Order 81-507 - Extension of Certain Filing, Delivery, and Prospectus Renewal Requirements of Investments Funds with Deadlines During the Period June 2 to September 30, 2020

May 20 - Blanket Order 51-512 - Temporary Exemption from Certain Corporate Finance Requirements During the Period June 2 to August 31, 2020

May 13 -  CSA Staff Notice 51-360 (updated) Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Filing Extension Relief Granted by Way of a Blanket Order in Response to COVID-19

May 1 - Blanket Order 51-511 - Temporary Exemptions from Certain Requirements to file or send Securityholder Materials

April 17 - Blanket Order 81-506 - A Temporary Exemption From Borrowing Limit to Accomomodate Redemption Requests of Mutual Funds Investing in Fixed Income Securities

April 16 - Blanket Order 31-537 - Client Focused Reforms Relationship Disclosure Information Provisions of NI 31-103

April 16 - Blanket Order 31-536 - Client Focused Reforms regarding Conflict of Interest Provisions of NI 31-103

April 16 - CSA Staff Notice 31-357 Blanket Orders/Class Orders in respect of Certain Client Focused Reforms Provisions of NI 31-103

April 3 - CSA Staff Notice 51-360 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Filing Extension Relief Granted by way of a Blanket Order in Response to COVID-19 (Updated April 16)

March 23

Blanket Order 25-501 -Temporary Relief for Regulated Entities

Blanket Order 31-535 - Temporary Relief for Registrants

Blanket Order 51-509 - Temporary Relief from Certain Corporate Finance Requirements

Blanket Order 51-510 - Temporary Relief for Community Economic-Development Corporations

Blanket Order 81-505 - Temporary Relief for Investment Funds

      

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