Securities Law

BCN 2010/04 - Adoption of amendments to National Instrument 21-101 Marketplace Operation and National Instrument 23-101 Trading Rules, and their companion policies [BCN - Lapsed]

Published Date: 2010-01-28
Rescinded Date: 2012-07-18
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Substance and purpose of the instruments
Effective January 28, 2009, the Commission, together with other Canadian Securities Administrators, is adopting amendments to:

  • National Instrument 21-101 Marketplace Operation
  • Companion Policy 21-101CP Marketplace Operation
  • National Instrument 23-101 Trading Rules
  • Companion Policy 23-101CP Trading Rules


The amendments include requirements that all visible, immediately accessible, better-priced limit orders be filled before limit orders at inferior prices, regardless of the marketplace where the order is entered (order protection amendments). Other amendments include a prohibition on intentionally locking or crossing markets.

Advance notice
We provided advance notice of these amendments on November 13, 2009, and notice of a technical correction on December 18, 2009. Please see those notices for more information.

Effective date
The amendments, other than the order protection amendments, will be effective January 28, 2010. The order protection amendments will be effective February 1, 2011.
 
Questions
You may refer questions to:

Meg Tassie
Senior Advisor
British Columbia Securities Commission
(604) 899-6819
(800) 373-6393 (toll free across Canada)
mtassie@bcsc.bc.ca


January 25, 2010



Brenda M. Leong
Chair and Chief Executive Officer


Ref:National Instrument 21-101 Marketplace Operation
Companion Policy 21-101CP Marketplace Operation
National Instrument 23-101 Trading Rules
Companion Policy 23-101CP Trading Rules
BC Notice 2009/31 Advance notice of amendments to National Instruments 21-101 Marketplace Operation and 23-101 Trading Rules, and their companion policies
BC Notice 2009/33 Notice of technical corrections to amendments to National Instrument 23-101 Trading Rules

This Notice may refer to other documents.  These documents can be found at the B.C. Securities Commission public website at
 www.bcsc.bc.ca in the section Securities Law & Policy: Policies & Instruments.