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Section 1(1) Definitions

market participant

In this Act,

“market participant” means,

(a) a registrant,

(b) a person or company exempted from the requirement to be registered under this Act,

(c) a reporting issuer,

(c.1) a person or company that has issued securities to a registrant or through a registrant acting as agent,

(c.2) a director, officer or promoter of a person or company described in clause (c) or (c.1),

(d) a manager or custodian of assets, shares or units of an investment fund,

(e) a recognized clearing agency,

(f) a recognized commodity futures exchange,

(g) a recognized exchange,

(h) a recognized quotation and trade reporting system,

(i) a recognized self-regulatory organization,

(i.1) a person or company that is exempt from the requirement under section 21, 21.1, 21.2 or 21.2.1 to be recognized by the Commission,

(i.2) a designated benchmark administrator,

(i.3) a person or company that engages or participates in the provision of information for use by a benchmark administrator for the purpose of determining a designated benchmark,

(j) a designated credit rating organization,

(k) a designated trade repository,

(k.1) a designated information processor,

(l) a transfer agent for securities of an issuer,

(m) a registrar for securities of an issuer,

(n) the Canadian Investor Protection Fund,

(o) the Ontario Contingency Trust Fund,

(o.1) the MFDA Investor Protection Corporation,

(p) the general partner of a market participant, or

(q) any other person or company or member of a class of persons or companies prescribed by the regulations;