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Canada regulators propose rules for crowdfunding of startups

TORONTO (Reuters) – The power of the crowd may soon be harnessed to help fund business startups in Canada, with several provincial securities regulators publishing proposed rules on Thursday that would allow large numbers of people to invest small amounts in promising projects.

The rule changes could offer a lifeline to the country’s technology community, which often turns to U.S. investors and companies to fund early-stage growth.

Mar 20, 2014

Canada regulators set to allow crowdfunding in equity investing

TORONTO, March 20 (Reuters) – The power of the crowd may
soon be harnessed to help fund business startups in Canada, with
several provincial securities regulators publishing proposed
rules on Thursday that would allow large numbers of people to
invest small amounts in promising projects.

The rule changes could offer a lifeline to the country’s
technology community, which often turns to U.S. investors and
companies to fund early-stage growth.

Mar 20, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 18, 2014

Toronto stock exchange chief to retire in August

TORONTO, March 18 (Reuters) – TMX Group Ltd Chief
Executive Thomas Kloet is set to retire at the end of August
after six years as head of the company that operates the Toronto
Stock Exchange, a period that included its acquisition by a
consortium of some of Canada’s biggest banks and pension funds.

Kloet, a 30-year veteran of the exchange industry, will step
down Aug. 31, the company said late on Monday.

Mar 17, 2014
    • About Alastair

      "Canada tech, media and telecoms reporter based in Toronto, with emphasis on Research In Motion and including coverage of Rogers, Bell Canada, Telus, the new mobile entrants and the tech companies filling in the gaps. Previously spent two years in Cairo bureau chasing Orascom Telecom's Naguib Sawiris. Prior to that, spent a year learning the ropes in London."
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