OSC Announces Roundtable on Proposed Whistleblower Program

TORONTO, April 14, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced today that it will hold a roundtable to further explore the issues raised in OSC Staff Consultation Paper 15-401, which proposed a new whistleblower program to encourage the reporting of serious misconduct of Ontario securities law to the OSC. The program would be the first of its kind for securities regulators in Canada. 

The OSC roundtable will take place on the morning of Tuesday, June 9, 2015 on the 22nd floor of the Commission's offices, located at 20 Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario.

The event will feature panel discussions reflecting the viewpoints of investors, market participants, members of the securities litigation bar and other stakeholders. Specific themes will include: Effectiveness of whistleblower programs, whistleblower protections and the impact of a whistleblower program on internal compliance systems.

Interested parties wishing to participate as a panellist at the OSC roundtable are asked to submit written comments on the Consultation Paper by May 4, 2015 and contact Heidi Franken at hfranken@osc.gov.on.ca to indicate interest in participating.  Panellists will be selected who reflect a diversity of views, so as to facilitate a balanced debate.

The OSC expects to provide additional details, including the final agenda and list of panellists, no later than June 2, 2015.

Any media interested in attending the roundtable should contact media_inquiries@osc.gov.on.ca to register.

SOURCE Ontario Securities Commission

For further information: For media inquiries: media_inquiries@osc.gov.on.ca; For investor inquiries: OSC Contact Centre, 416-593-8314, 1-877-785-1555 (Toll Free)

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