Law360 (June 22, 2021, 4:42 PM EDT) — Canada’s securities regulators saw sharp upticks in fraud, insider trading and other malfeasance during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report filed Tuesday.

In its enforcement report for the 2020-2021 financial year, the Canadian Securities Administrators, which serves as an umbrella organization for Canada’s provincial regulatory agencies, reported the collection of more than $60 million in sanctions and restitution and the expulsion of more than 60 corporate and personal securities rulebreakers from capital markets.

“There is no doubt that the past year has been unprecedented and extraordinary,” CSA Chair Louis Morisset said in a statement. “We saw an unfortunate rise in…

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