Submissions

The Committee issues Submissions to the regulatory authorities to effect change.  A Submission may be published as a response to a request for comment, or on a proactive basis, when CIRI believes an issue has high importance to the IR profession.

Latest Submissions

CIRI Comments on Proposed Changes to CSA Consultation Paper 51-405 - Consideration of an Access Equals Delivery Model March 9, 2020
CIRI made a submission to the CSA supporting the proposed amendments to move to an access equals delivery model in an effort to further reduce the regulatory burden on issuers. This proposal relates to enhancing electronic delivery of disclosure documents by issuers to stakeholders through an access equals delivery model, which may replace Notice and Access.
CIRI Comments on Proposed Amendments to National Instrument 51-102 & Changes to the BAR December 4, 2019
CIRI made a submission to the CSA supporting proposed changes to the Business Acquisition Reports (BAR). These changes included incorporating a two-trigger test regime and increasing the significance test threshold from 20% to 30%. While these are positive steps to reducing the regulatory burden on issuers, CIRI believes more could be done.
CIRI Comments on Proposed National Systems Renewal Program Rule and Related Amendments July 30, 2019
CIRI made a submission to the CSA supporting the proposed replacement of SEDAR with a Renewed System and the simplified fee structure. We also raised the issue of subscribers potentially receiving access to regulatory filings before the general public. We encouraged the CSA to review this when implementing the Renewed System so that all individuals have simultaneous access to filings, allowing for fair and efficient capital markets.
CIRI Comments on CSA Consultation Paper 51-404 Considerations for Reducing Regulatory Burden for Non-Investment Fund Reporting Issuers July 31, 2017
CIRI made a submission to the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) on Consultation Paper 51-404: Considerations for Reducing Regulatory Burden for Non-Investment Fund Reporting Issuers.
CIRI's Comments Regarding OSC Statement of Priorities for Financial Year to End March 31, 2018 May 23, 2017

CIRI made a submission to the OSC on their Statement of Priorities for 2017-2018.

Archived Submissions

CIRI Comments on Proposed Changes to CSA Consultation Paper 51-405 - Consideration of an Access Equals Delivery Model March 9, 2020
CIRI made a submission to the CSA supporting the proposed amendments to move to an access equals delivery model in an effort to further reduce the regulatory burden on issuers. This proposal relates to enhancing electronic delivery of disclosure documents by issuers to stakeholders through an access equals delivery model, which may replace Notice and Access.

Recent Submission

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CIRI Comments on CSA Proposed Amendments to the Early Warning System

CIRI has submitted comments to the CSA on proposed amendments NI 62-103 Early Warning Systems and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues published in March.

CIRI's submission illustrates that Canada's early warning threshold are too high and includes multiple recommendations to the CSA including a reduction in the beneficial ownership threshold.

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