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Canada Update: Alberta Updates Crowdfunding Regulations but Where Does Canada Stand in the National Harmonization of Rules? What about Fintech Development?

Last week, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) adopted a “Blanket Order” for “Startup Crowdfunding Registration and Prospectus Exemptions.” In effect, the ASC was seeking to improve access to capital for smaller firms – a good thing- but the move also highlights the disparity between the… Read More

Alberta Securities Commission Adopts Crowdfunding Rules

The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) has adopted a “Blanket Order” for Startup Crowdfunding Registration and Prospectus Exemptions. The new rule is described as removing “unnecessary barriers to financing, and better facilitate access to capital for start-ups and other small businesses.” The ASC states that both… Read More

Albert Securities Commission Adopts Crowdfunding Rule

The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) has adopted Multilateral Instrument 45-108 Crowdfunding (MI 45-108). The new rule is actionable immediately and introduces a crowdfunding prospectus exemption for issuers as well as a registration framework for funding portals. The ASC Stated the implementation of MI 45-108 follows… Read More

Alberta Securities Commission Looks to Increase Crowdfunding Limits, Adds Micro Exemption

The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) in Canada has published two initiatives designed to facilitate capital-raising for SMEs. First, the ASC has adopted ASC Rule 45-517 Prospectus Exemption for Start-up Businesses (ASC Rule 45-517). Immediately available, the new rule provides a prospectus exemption for small Alberta companies… Read More

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