OSC 22-23 Statement of Priorities

December 20, 2021

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OSC 22-23 Statement of Priorities

Letter Summary:

We continue to support the SEDAR+ project, and welcome any acceleration that could be initiated for this undertaking. It is important for end investors and analysts to be able 2 Online: . 4 to more readily access important documents on a consistent and programmatic basis. The reality of emerging technologies is such that investors expect information to be much more accessible, and if information is too difficult to locate it could discourage those needing the documents from seeking them out. We strongly believe that revised timelines, milestones, and information on forthcoming feature enhancements for these and other information technology projects should be published as part of a wider improvement in transparency relating to technology projects within the OSC and across the CSA on the OSC website or by the CSA. The current lack of transparency and public accountability could lead to a loss in market confidence that technology projects are being progressed efficiently and effectively by the CSA.

Overview of the Council’s Comments:

The CSA supports efforts to continually include stakeholders in consultations with respect to the important process of setting annual goals and priorities. We look forward to continuing to work with all relevant stakeholders as these priorities and many of the recommendations from the Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce are implemented.