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

TORONTO, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - 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.

SOURCE Canadian Securities Administrators

For further information: For further 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


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