Securities Law

BCN 2001/71 - CSA Staff Notice 71-301 - SEC Proposed Rule: Mandated EDGAR Filing for Foreign Issuers [BCN - Rescinded]

Published Date: 2001-10-19
Effective Date: 2001-10-19

Commission staff, together with staff of other CSA members, have published CSA Staff Notice 71-301.

This Notice advises that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has published for comment amendments it proposes to make to Regulation S-T, the rules that govern the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval (“EDGAR”) system. 

The proposed amendments to Regulation S-T would require foreign private issuers and foreign governments to file with the SEC electronically through the EDGAR system their securities documents, including registration statements under the Securities Act of 1933 and Act of 1934.  The proposed amendments are set out in SEC Release Nos. 33-8016, 34-44868, International Series Release No. 1250, dated September 28, 2001. 

Canadian market participants are encouraged to review the SEC’s release and may wish to provide comments to the SEC.  To retrieve the proposed amendments and obtain information on how to submit comments to the SEC, search the SEC website at under “Regulatory Actions - Proposed Rules”.  The 60 day comment period ends on December 3, 2001. 

October 19, 2001


Steve Wilson
Executive Director

This Notice refers to other documents. These documents can be found at the B.C. Securities Commission public website at in the Commission Documents database or the Historical Documents database.