Ontario Securities Act
Interpretation
Section 1(1) Definitions

distribution

In this Act, “distribution”, where used in relation to trading in securities, means,

(a) a trade in securities of an issuer that have not been previously issued,

(b) a trade by or on behalf of an issuer in previously issued securities of that issuer that have been redeemed or purchased by or donated to that issuer,

(c) a trade in previously issued securities of an issuer from the holdings of any control person,

(d) a trade by or on behalf of an underwriter in securities which were acquired by that underwriter, acting as underwriter, prior to the 15th day of September, 1979 if those securities continued on that date to be owned by or for that underwriter, so acting,

(e) a trade by or on behalf of an underwriter in securities which were acquired by that underwriter, acting as underwriter, within eighteen months after the 15th day of September, 1979, if the trade took place during that eighteen months, and

(f) any trade that is a distribution under the regulations,

and also includes any transaction or series of transactions involving a purchase and sale or a repurchase and resale in the course of or incidental to a distribution and “distribute”, “distributed” and “distributing” have a corresponding meaning;