As far as Canadian laws go, the mining industry is one area where Canada got it right. It is more fair to both investors and miners. And the proof is in the pudding. A lot of miners register in Canada either first or in addition to other jurisdictions because they find it the easiest place to raise money.
As an investor I feel Canadian laws protect me somewhat from fraud whereas the OTC market in the USA has little protection and the big boards protect me to death.