CALGARY, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - At the latest meeting of the members of
the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), held in Vancouver on
January 23 and 24, 2013, the term of CSA Chair Bill Rice, President and
CEO of the Alberta Securities Commission, was renewed until March 31,
2015. Mr. Rice was first appointed CSA Chair in January 2011.
"I look forward to another two years as CSA Chair and continuing the
collaborative work with my colleagues from other jurisdictions as we
strive to further improve investor protection and harmonize regulation
of Canadian capital markets," said Mr. Rice.
CSA members appointed Sarah Bradley, Chair of the Nova Scotia Securities
Commission, to a two-year term as Vice-Chair of the CSA. "We will
continue to apply the CSA's strategic principles and pursue our efforts
toward the implementation of a more harmonized and streamlined
securities regime in Canada," noted Ms. Bradley. The members also
renewed the term of Howard I. Wetston, Q.C., Chair of the Ontario
Securities Commission, as Chair of the Policy Coordination Committee
until March 31, 2015.
CSA members would like to thank David Barry, Chair and Chief Executive
Officer of the New Brunswick Securities Commission, for his
contributions as CSA Vice-Chair during the past two years.
The CSA, the council of securities regulators of Canada's provinces and
territories, coordinate and harmonize regulation for the Canadian
capital markets. Their mandate is to protect investors from unfair or
fraudulent practices through regulation of the securities industry.
Part of this protection is educating investors about the risk,
responsibilities and rewards of investing.
SOURCE: Canadian Securities Administrators
For further information:
Alberta Securities Commission
Ontario Securities Commission
Autorité des marchés financiers
British Columbia Securities Commission
Manitoba Securities Commission
New Brunswick Securities Commission
Nova Scotia Securities Commission
Financial and Consumer Affairs
Authority of Saskatchewan
The Office of the Superintendent Securities, P.E.I.
Financial Services Regulation Division of Newfoundland and Labrador
Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities
Nunavut Securities Office
Northwest Territories Securities Office