Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) began to study the activities of local crypto exchanges. According to OSC representative Kristen Rose, the agency received a "number of complaints" on platforms selling cryptocurrencies that can be qualified as securities. This is reported by CoinDesk.
These platforms, and any businesses that allow coins/tokens that are securities to trade on them, may be offside securities laws.
In accordance with local laws, exchanges are required to file an application with the OSC and be officially recognized. Thus, companies should document various aspects of their activities, including principles of corporate governance, commissions, necessary requirements for access to services and so on.
According to the publication, none of the platforms that are currently studying the OSC, is not legally recognized in Ontario. At the same time, the Commission notes that this is not yet a full-scale investigation, because at the moment "gathering information about [the platforms'] activities."