Is securities regulation about to take a step backwards in Canada? A new model for cooperative capital markets regulation that has been proposed might spell the end (or at the very least, the delay) of any Best Interest Standard for financial advisors in Canada, the end or delay of a push to ban embedded commissions, and more. Professor Anita Anand, one of Canada's most respected authorities on securities law, explains the lay of the land when it comes to securities regulation in Canada and explains the main points from her recently published white paper examining the impact of the proposed Cooperative Capital Markets Regulator on investor protection. To cut to the chase: it looks like it could be a step backwards.
Here's what you can do if you want to help drive investor protection FORWARD in Canada, not BACKWARD:
1. Consider supporting organizations that fight for investor protection (like FAIR Canada). Disclosure: Preet Banerjee is, current to May 18th, 2017, a member of the board of directors of FAIR Canada: https://faircanada.ca/support-us/
2. Add your email to the free subscriber list for Professor Anand's blog to learn more about Canadian Business Law issues that impact you: https://businesslawblogsite.com/