For Immediate Release        
March 16, 2018


Canadian securities regulators provide update on the consideration of trading fee rebate pilot study

Toronto – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published CSA Staff Notice 23-322 Trading Fee Rebate Pilot Study. The notice sets out the CSA’s next steps regarding the consideration of a pilot study that would examine the impacts of reducing marketplace trading fee rebate payments.

With the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) recent announcement of a proposed pilot to study the impacts of transaction fees and rebates, the CSA is welcoming input or comments from stakeholders on the possibility of a similar study in Canada.

The notice provides background on factors that have led to the CSA’s consideration of a test study, and the CSA will consider coordination with any SEC study, where appropriate.

Any Canadian proposal to introduce a pilot study will be published in a separate notice with request for comment.

The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

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For more information:

Kristen Rose  
Ontario Securities Commission

Hilary McMeekin
Alberta Securities Commission

Alison Walker
British Columbia Securities Commission

Sylvain Théberge  
Autorité des marchés financiers

Jason (Jay) Booth
Manitoba Securities Commission

Andrew Nicholson
Financial and Consumer Services
Commission, New Brunswick

David C. Harrison       
Nova Scotia Securities Commission

Steve Dowling
Government of Prince Edward Island
Superintendent of Securities

John O’Brien
Office of the Superintendent of Securities
Newfoundland and Labrador

Rhonda Horte
Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities

Jeff Mason
Nunavut Securities Office

Tom Hall
Office of the Superintendent of Securities
Northwest Territories

Shannon McMillan
Financial and Consumer Affairs
Authority of Saskatchewan