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McLeod Law Celebrates 40 Years

When we began making plans for McLeod Law’s 40th anniversary, who would have imagined the year would be defined by a global pandemic? ...Read More

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CSA Staff Notice 21-33 Guidance for Crypto-Trading Platforms: Requirements relating to Advertising, Marketing and Social Media Use

The gamification of investing presents an opportunity and risk to both investors and trading platforms. Consumers can now invest via social media and trading platforms are accessible on a consumer’s smartphone. The streamlining of this process has created an advertising arms race as trading platform endeavour to reel in new customers and increase trading activity. 



People in Condominiums are often confused when a flood happens. Why does the Condominium Corporation have to get involved? Why isn’t it up to that Owner alone to fix the problem and repair the damage?


House-Approved SAFE Banking Act Raises Prospects for Canadian Cannabis Companies

The Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2021 ensures access to financial services to legitimate cannabis-related businesses.


Significant changes coming for Alberta’s construction industry

For the first time in decades, Alberta is making major updates to its builders’ lien legislation. Builders’ liens exist to protect a contractor or subcontractor who provides labour or materials and does not get paid.


CSA Staff Notice 21-329 Guidance for Crypto-Asset Trading Platforms: Compliance with Regulatory Requirements

On March 29, 2021, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (“IIROC”) released a joint notice, CSA Staff Notice 21-329 Guidance for Crypto-Asset Trading Platforms: Compliance with Regulatory Requirements, which is intended to provide an overview of existing regulatory requirements and guidance on how securities legislation applies Crypto Asset Trading Platforms (“CTP”)


Public Cryptocurrency Companies and the Disclosure Expectations of Canadian Securities Regulators (CSA Staff Notice 51-363)

On March 11, 2021, the Canadian Securities Administrators released “CSA Staff Notice 51-363: Observations on Disclosure by Crypto Assets Reporting Issuers” (the “Notice”).

Crypto asset issuers who are considering filing a prospectus or conducting a reverse take-over or similar restructuring transaction must carefully consider the following disclosure obligations in order to meet minimum regulatory requirements. However, it should be noted that these disclosure expectations are entirely relevant for private issuers, and those crypto asset companies relying on offering memorandums or other exemptions from the prospectus registration requirements.

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