What the Nova Scotia Securities Commission Can or Can’t Do

The Nova Scotia Securities Commission can take certain actions to help investors, but there are other actions we cannot take because they fall outside of our legal authority.

The NSSC can:

answer general questions about investment products and services
tell you if a firm or representative is registered in Nova Scotia
tell you if an individual or firm has ever been disciplined by the NSSC
suggest options for pursuing your complaint and tell you which organization may be of the most help
enforce compliance with securities legislation
act against market misconduct, including removing from the market those who do not comply with the law or who cheat investors
The NSSC cannot:

force someone to give your money back
undo a transaction
give advice on an investment
give legal advice
negotiate a settlement on your behalf
comment on an investigation