CSA Appoints Secretary General



    MONTREAL, Sept. 15 /CNW/ - The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA),
announced today the appointment of Kim Lachapelle as Secretary General.
    Ms. Lachapelle holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of
Montréal and has been a member of the Québec Bar since 1992. In 1999, she
completed an MBA at HEC Montréal. Ms. Lachapelle is also a Fellow of the
Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Canada.
    Most recently, Ms. Lachapelle served as Corporate Secretary of Jean Coutu
Group (PJC) Inc. Previously, she was Corporate Secretary and Legal Counsel at
Pebercan Inc. and, prior to that, Legal Counsel at LV Conseils
Institutionnels, Investor Relations Manager at Eicon Technology and practiced
law with Robinson, Sheppard, Shapiro.
    As Secretary General, Ms. Lachapelle will be responsible for managing and
supervising the activities of the Secretariat. She will also coordinate the
implementation of the CSA strategic plan and ensure that the objectives are
achieved.

    The CSA Secretariat is located in Montréal. The CSA is the council of the
securities regulators of Canada's provinces and territories, which coordinates
and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.





For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries: Sylvain Théberge, Autorité
des marchés financiers, (514) 940-2176; Barbara Shourounis, Saskatchewan
Financial Services Commission, (306) 787-5842; Laurie Gillett, Ontario
Securities Commission, (416) 595-8913; Andrew Poon, British Columbia
Securities Commission, (604) 899-6880; Natalie MacLellan, Nova Scotia
Securities Commission, (902) 424-8586; Mark Dickey, Alberta Securities
Commission, (403) 297-4481; Ainsley Cunningham, Manitoba Securities
Commission, (204) 945-4733; Wendy Connors-Beckett, New Brunswick Securities
Commission, (506) 643-7745; Mark Gallant, Prince Edward Island Office of the
Attorney General, (902) 368-4552; Doug Connolly, Financial Services Regulation
Division, Newfoundland and Labrador, (709) 729-2594; Louis Arki, Nunavut
Securities Registry, (867) 975-6587; Donn MacDougall, Securities Registry,
Northwest Territories, (867) 920-8984, Fred Pretorius, Yukon Securities
Office, (867) 667-5225


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