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Derivatives Transaction Reporting Starts in Canada - Are you Ready? - BRIAN KOSCAK
Effective as of October 31, 2014, securities legislation in each of Ontario, Québec and Manitoba came into force that requires “local counterparties” which engage in derivative transactions to report certain derivatives transaction data to a designated trade repository. OSC Rule 91-507 Trade Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting and the corresponding rules in Québec and Manitoba (collectively, the TR Rules) have broad application and any issuer or entity that engages in derivatives transactions, for hedging or speculative purposes, should be aware of its implications and reporting obligations.