Public Policy Submissions

FP Canada™ is dedicated to the financial well-being of all Canadians. In most provinces, with the exception of Quebec and Ontario, those who use the financial planner title are not required to obtain any credentials.

At FP Canada, we believe that everyone using the financial planner title should be required to meet minimum standards of education and experience, subject to stringent ethical requirements, actively supervised by a recognized credentialing body and subject to a rigorous complaints and discipline process. These requirements are met by all CFP professionals and QAFP professionals.

Regulating the use of the Financial Planner title benefits consumers by providing them with the clarity and confidence they need when seeking professional financial planning advice to help them achieve financial wellness.

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

Response to FSRA Consultation on FP/FA Fees

Submission to the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario

October 2021

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Response to FCAA Proposed Regulations

Submission to the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan

October 2021

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Response to FSRA Consultation 2021-003 FPTP Rule and Guidance

Submission to the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario

June 2021

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Response to FCAC Consultation on Renewing the National Strategy for Financial Literacy

Submission to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

January 2021

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Response to Proposed Rule [2020-001] Financial Professionals Title Protection

Submission to the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario

November 2020

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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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