OSC Announces New Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee Members

TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is pleased to announce the updated membership of the Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee (SPAC).

The SPAC is an advisory committee to the Office of the Secretary to the Commission which provides comment and advice on a variety of policy and procedural initiatives relating to proceedings before the Commission's administrative tribunal.

The committee consists of 10 to 12 members who are members in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada and who are currently practising, or have within the last three years practised, in the area of securities litigation. Members serve staggered, three-year terms.

The Office of the Secretary would like to thank the SPAC members whose terms expired in January 2017, for their valuable contributions.

The incoming members of SPAC are:

Andrea Burke                        

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Andrew Gray                         

Torys LLP

Jessica Kimmel                       

Goodmans LLP

Shara Roy                              

Lenczner Slaght LLP

Usman Sheikh                        

Gowling WLG

The continuing members are:

Wendy Berman                      

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP                               

Alexander Cobb                     

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP                                  

Emily Cole                              

Miller Thomson LLP                                                  

Linda Fuerst                           

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Paul LeVay                             

Stockwoods LLP                                                       

Melissa MacKewn                   

Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP                                 

Janice L. Wright                      

Wright Temelini LLP                                                 

The following Staff of the Enforcement Branch of the Commission are members of the SPAC:

Johanna Superina                   

Deputy Director, Enforcement, OSC

Heidi Franken                          

Acting Deputy Director, Enforcement, OSC

Yvonne Chisholm                     

Senior Litigation Counsel

Grace Knakowski, the Secretary to the Commission, chairs the SPAC and the following Staff of the Office of the Secretary are also members:

Robert Blair                              

Manager, Adjudication Legal Services, Office of the Secretary, OSC

Carolyn Slon                            

Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Secretary, OSC (secretary to SPAC)

Additional information about SPAC, including its mandate is available on the OSC's website.

The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices and to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in the capital markets. Investors are urged to check the registration of any persons or company offering an investment opportunity and to review the OSC investor materials available at http://www.osc.gov.on.ca.

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SOURCE Ontario Securities Commission

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