Capital markets are also known as financial markets and they connect persons (whether individuals or businesses) who have money (or “capital”) with other people and businesses who need it. There are a variety of types of capital markets, including stock markets, bond markets, currency markets, and commodity markets. Securities are bought and sold on these markets by investors. But securities can also be issued by private companies and/or persons (whether individuals or businesses).
What constitutes a “security” is, therefore, an important question. A security is defined in s. 1(1) the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5 (the “Act”) and consists of a non-exhaustive list of 16 clauses that are expressed in general terms; the Act’s intention is to define the term security broadly and capture a wide breadth of financial instruments.
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 Reed, Eric (2020). What is a Capital Market? Retrieved from https://smartasset.com/financial-advisor/capital-market#q=what%20is%20a%20capita
 Ontario Securities Commission v. Tiffin (2020), 2020 CarswellOnt 3618, 2020 ONCA 217.