CDS Participant Rules

The CDS Participant Rules govern the operation of CDS clearing and settlement services. With a growing commitment to increase transparency across all areas of CDS clearing and depository services, and to maintain consistency with international standards, the published CDS Rules are available at no cost to all interested parties. For legal and other purposes, the electronic version of the CDS Rules is the official version. Please refer to the Legal Terms and Conditions on this website.

CDS Participant Rules (Release 2017.03.23)

CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. ("CDS") gives notice pursuant to Rule 1.5.2 that the effective date for the proposed amendments to the CDS Participant Rules relating to the following is March 23, 2017.

Automatic and Discretionary Suspension

The current version is entitled "CDS Participant Rules (Release 2017.03.23)".

Anyone wishing to receive further information is requested to contact Hugo Maureira, Legal Counsel, by telephone: (416) 945-8978 or email:

The new CDS Participant Rules are available in both English and French versions. To download the Rules in French, select Français at the top of this page and follow the instructions.

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