Co-operatives Sector
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The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) is developing Interpretation and Approach guidance that identifies higher risk offerings and sets out enhanced disclosures by co-operative corporations (co-ops) that are raising capital. We are now consulting on the proposed guidance.

The Co-operative Corporations Act (CCA) requires that co-ops provide “full, true and plain disclosure” in their offering statements. This protects investors and helps them make informed investment decisions.

The proposed guidance will set out specific risk factors and information that co-ops must disclose when issuing securities to comply with FSRA’s interpretation of the requirements under the CCA. This non-exhaustive list includes debt repayment details, insolvency rankings and financial obligations. Potential investors will better understand the related risks before deciding whether to purchase these securities.

The proposed guidance will apply to high-risk offerings by co-ops.

We invite you to submit feedback until November 18, 2020.

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Financial Planners and Advisors Sector
[2020-013] Canadian Advocacy Council - CFA Societies Canada
Please find attached a comment letter on behalf of The Canadian Advocacy Council of CFA Societies Canada.

We welcome the opportunity to engage with you further on any key priority in front of you and your team.


The Canadian Advocacy Council of CFA Societies Canada
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November 12, 2020
Co-operatives Sector
[2020-013] Erin Morgan - Ontario Co-operative Association
Please see the attached submission from Ontario's Co-operatives Sector.
November 9, 2020
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