Public Policy Submissions

FP Canada™ is dedicated to the financial well-being of Canadians. In most of Canada, there is no legislated standard in place for the estimated 100,000 people who claim to offer financial advice. Outside of Quebec, people who call themselves financial planners are not required to obtain any credentials.

FP Canada believes that everyone who claims to be a financial planner should be required to meet stringent proficiency and ethics requirements, including high levels of education and experience. These rigorous requirements are met by all FP Canada certificants.

Additionally, FP Canada is continually working toward the formal professionalization of financial planning. Recognition of financial planning as a distinct profession will safeguard and enhance the financial well-being of Canadians and ultimately better the financial planning profession.

We invite you to review our policy submissions below and share feedback by emailing publicpolicy@fpcanada.ca.

Response to MFDA Bulletin #0788-P – Continuing Education Accreditation Process

Submission to the Mutual Fund Dealers Association

September 2019

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Response to Consultation on the Regulation of Financial Planners and Financial Advisors in Saskatchewan

Submission to the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan

September 2019

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Response to the OSC 2019-2020 Statement of Priorities

Submission to the Ontario Securities Commission

May 2019

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Response to Proposed Amendments to NI 81-105 – Mutual Fund Sales Practices

Submission to the Canadian Securities Administrators

December 2018

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Response to CSA Client Focused Reforms

Submission to the Canadian Securities Administrators

November 2018

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Response to MFDA Bulletin 0748-P

Submission to the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada

July 2018

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Response to MFDA Bulletin #0743-P

Continuing Education Requirements

Submission to the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada

June 2018

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Response to the OSC 2018-2019 Statement of Priorities

Submission to the Ontario Securities Commission

May 2018

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Response to the Consultation Paper on Regulation of Financial Planners

Submission to the Ontario Ministry of Finance

April 2018

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Response to CSA Consultation Paper 81-408

Consultation on the Option of Discontinuing Embedded Commissions

Submission to the Canadian Securities Administrators

June 2017

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Response to MFDA Bulletin #0711-P

Request for Comments on the Development of Continuing Education Requirements

Submission to the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada

April 2017

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Submission on Proposed Amendments to MFDA Rule 1.2.5

Misleading Business Titles Prohibited

Submission to the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada

January 2017

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Submission on Consultation Paper 33-404

Proposals to Enhance the Obligations of Advisers, Dealers, and Representatives Toward Their Clients

Submission to the Canadian Securities Administrators

September 2016

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Submission on Consultation on Financial Advisory and Financial Planning Policy Alternatives

Submission to Ontario's Expert Committee

June 2016

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Remarks to Consider Financial Advisory and Financial Planning Policy Alternatives

Remarks to Expert Committee

May 2016

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MFDA Bulletin #0656-P

Consultation Paper on Standards for Use of the Title "Financial Planner"

Submission to MFDA

December 2015

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Submission on Consultation on Financial Advisory and Financial Planning Policy Alternatives

Submission to Ontario's Expert Committee

September 2015

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Presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs on Bill 91

Building Ontario Up Act, 2015

Remarks to Ontario Ministry of Finance

May 2015

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Submission on Consultation 81-324

Mutual Fund Classifications

Submission to the Canadian Securities Administrators

March 2014

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Towards Official Recognition of the Financial Planning Profession

Coalition Submission to the Ontario Ministry of Finance

February 2014

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Investigating the Merits of More Tailored Regulation of Financial Planning In Ontario

Remarks to Ontario Ministry of Finance

January 2014

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Q&A Regarding FPSC Submission on Third-Party Compensation

Submission to the Canadian Securities Administrators

July 2013

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Submission on Consultation 81-407 – Mutual Fund Fees

Submission to Canadian Securities Administrators

April 2013

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Submission on Bill C-28: An Act to amend the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Submission to the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

February 2013

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Submission on FSCO’s 2012 Statement of Priorities and Strategic Directions

Submission to Financial Services Commission of Ontario

June 2012

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Comments on the 2012/2013 Ontario Securities Submission Statement of Priorities

Submission to the Ontario Securities Commission

May 2012

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Pooled Retirement Pension Plan Submission

Submission to the federal government

February 2012

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