Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Note 19 - Financial Instruments

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Note 19 - Financial Instruments
12 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Notes to Financial Statements  
Financial Instruments Disclosure [Text Block]
19.
Financial instruments:
 
(a) Concentration of credit risk:
 
Financial instruments that potentially subject the Corporation to a concentration of credit risk consist primarily cash and cash equivalents and investments. Cash and cash equivalents and investments are all invested in accordance with the Corporation’s Investment Policy with the primary objective being the preservation of capital and the maintenance of liquidity, which is managed by dealing only with highly rated Canadian institutions. The carrying amount of financial assets, as disclosed in the statements of financial position, represents the Corporation’s credit exposure at the reporting date.
 
(b) Foreign currency risk:
 
The Corporation is exposed to the financial risk related to the fluctuation of foreign exchange rates and the degrees of volatility of those rates. Foreign currency risk is limited to the portion of the Corporation's business transactions denominated in currencies other than the Corporations functional currency of the Canadian dollar. Fluctuations related to foreign exchange rates could cause unforeseen fluctuations in the Corporation's operating results. The Corporation does 
not
 use derivative instruments to hedge exposure to foreign exchange risk. The fluctuation of the U.S. dollar in relation to the Canadian dollar and other foreign currencies will consequently have an impact upon the Corporation’s net loss.
 
The operating results and financial position of the Corporation are reported in U.S. dollars (reporting currency) in the Corporation’s financial statements.
 
(c) Liquidity risk:
 
Liquidity risk is the risk that the Corporation will encounter difficulty in meeting the obligations associated with its financial liabilities that are settled by delivering cash or another financial asset. The Corporation manages liquidity risk through the management of its capital structure and financial leverage. It also manages liquidity risk by continuously monitoring actual and projected cash flows. The Board of Directors reviews and approves the Corporation's operating budgets, and reviews material transactions outside the normal course of business. Refer to Note
2
(c).
 
The Corporation’s financial liabilities obligations include trade and other payables, which fall due within the next
12
months in addition to the warrant derivatives that fall due beyond
12
months and are likely to be settled by the Corporation’s equity.