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Legal Research

OSC Decisions and Orders

  • OSC decisions are found in the OSC Bulletin. The Library has digitized the OSCB from the first issue (1949) to the most recent issue in PDF form. To search the full-text of the OSCB we use Westlaw Next - Securities Source, the link is in a column on the right-hand side of Securities Source.


  • Settlement Agreements from our Enforcement Branch can be searched on WestLaw Next.
     Search:  approv! /10 settlement /2 agreement.  Then narrow the results by Cases and Decisions and then Ontario
  • Director's Decisions
    • When staff recommends that the Director refuse, amend, or suspend registration, or impose terms and conditions, staff will send the registrant a letter providing written notice of its recommendation and brief reasons for it (the Letter of Brief Reasons). When the recommendation pertains to an individual applicant or registrant, OSC staff also sends a copy of the Letter of Brief Reasons to the sponsoring firm. Section 31 of the Act then gives the registrant the right to be heard by the Director before a decision is made concerning staff’s recommendation. This is known as an “opportunity to be heard”, OTBH.

Case Law and Tribunal Decisions

Decisions / Rulings / Orders including CTOs

US Case Law

This federal and state law search widget requires account credentials. Please contact Reference Desk if you require access to US case law.

Lexis has SEC court decisions, administrative decisions, as well as SEC Releases and regulatory documents.  Please contact Library staff for assistance with searching this database.

Courtlink is a database of US court filings including Pleadings and Complaints.   Please contact Library staff for assistance searching this resource.

Noting Up / Judicial Consideration

Noting Up / Judicial Consideration of cases and decisions

Once you have found a key decision, you must note it up to see it the law is still good. Has your decision been over-turned or was it positively considered by other judges?