Canada securities watchdog eases burden on young companies

April 9, 2015 8:03 PM

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TORONTO, April 9 (Reuters) - Canadian securities regulators issued rule changes on Thursday meant to ease the burdens imposed on young companies while also aiding investors in such ventures by strengthening corporate governance rules.

Under the new rules, venture issuers may produce a less-detailed "quarterly highlights" document than regular issuers, can disclose less about executive compensation, and not mention stakes they take in other companies.

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