TORONTO and VANCOUVER, May 2, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today set out next steps for a new integrated national information and filing system (the Renewed System) for Canada's capital markets. The Renewed System will replace the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR), the System for Electronic Disclosure by Insiders (SEDI), the National Registration Database (NRD), and various local records filing systems.
"We are creating a single point of access for market participants that is simplified, more user-friendly and cost-effective," said Louis Morisset, CSA Chair and President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers. "The new system will have several improved features, including a modern, browser-based interface and better search capabilities."
To lay the groundwork for the Renewed System, the CSA has published two notices for comment that propose a new system fee structure and filing requirements. The CSA is proposing to revise Multilateral Instrument 13-102 System Fees for SEDAR and NRD implement a flat-fee model, rather than the current model where system fees are based on the number of jurisdictions where documents are filed. The model has been designed to reflect the costs of using the new system, allow for future enhancements, and reduce the administrative burden for market participants.
The CSA is also proposing a new rule, National Instrument 13-103 [System Replacement Rule], which would require filers to electronically transmit all documents to securities regulators through the new system, subject to certain exceptions. Those exceptions include documents delivered in connection with a hearing, compliance review or investigation, or certain documents that are filed infrequently. In addition, the proposed rule would not apply to certain documents that would be required to be filed or delivered in the Renewed System in future phases of the project, as outlined in the Appendix.
The Renewed System will be rolled out in phases. The first phase, with an expected launch in early 2021, will replace issuer-related systems and filings: SEDAR, the National Cease Trade Order Database, the Disciplined List, and certain filings made in paper format or in local electronic filing systems. Later phases will replace SEDI, NRD, the National Registration Search, and the remaining filings in local systems.
The CSA expects to propose further changes to National Instrument 13-103 [System Replacement Rule] in future phases of the Renewed System.
The notices can be found on the websites of participating jurisdictions, and comments for both must be submitted by July 31, 2019.
Market participants can visit the CSA's website here for updates on the project.
The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada's provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.
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Renseignements: Kristen Rose, Ontario Securities Commission, 416-593-2336; Sylvain Théberge, Autorité des marchés financiers, 514-940-2176; Jason (Jay) Booth, Manitoba Securities Commission, 204-945-1660; Shannon McMillan, Financial and Consumer Affairs, Authority of Saskatchewan, 306-798-4160; Steve Dowling, Government of Prince Edward Island, Superintendent of Securities, 902-368-4550; Tom Hall, Office of the Superintendent of Securities, Northwest Territories, 867-767-9305; Jeff Mason, Nunavut Securities Office, 867-975-6591; Hilary McMeekin, Alberta Securities Commission, 403-592-8186; Brian Kladko, British Columbia Securities Commission, 604-899-6713; Sara Wilson, Financial and Consumer Services, Commission, New Brunswick, 506-643-7045; David Harrison, Nova Scotia Securities Commission, 902-424-8586; Renée Dyer, Office of the Superintendent of Securities, Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, 709 729-4909; Rhonda Horte, Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities, 867-667-5466