Securities Law

BCN 2011/01 - Notice of Amendments to Securities Act [BCN]

Published Date: 2011-01-07

The Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) is an auditor oversight body. CPAB derives its regulatory authority from National Instrument 52-108 Auditor Oversight. The rule requires an auditor of a public company to enter into a participation agreement with CPAB.

On November 18, 2010, amendments to the Securities Act were brought into force. They

  • establish a recognition framework for auditor oversight bodies and

  • provide an auditor oversight body with statutory powers and protections to fulfil its mission to contribute to public confidence in the integrity of financial reporting of public companies by promoting high quality, independent auditing through audit reviews and discipline.

Where to find the amendments
The Act amendments are in sections 16, 17, 18, 19, and 21 of the Finance Statutes Amendment Act, 2009. That act is located on the BC Legislative Assembly's website ( New window). The amendments were brought into force under B.C. Reg. 324/2010.

You may refer questions to:

Doug Mackay
Manager, SRO Oversight
Capital Markets Regulation
British Columbia Securities Commission
(604) 899-6609
(800) 373-6393 (toll free across Canada) 

January 5, 2010


Brenda M. Leong



B.C. Reg. 324/2010
Securities Act, ss. 1, 23, 24, 26, 141(2) and 183(45.4) and new ss. 32.1, 32.2, 32.3, 32. 4, and 141(2)(n)
Finance Statutes Amendment Act, 2009, s.  16, 17, 18, 19, and 21  
National Instrument 52-108 Auditor Oversight

This Notice may refer to other documents. These documents are on the B.C. Securities Commission public website at in the section Securities Law & Policy: Policies & Instruments.