TORONTO, July 24, 2017 /CNW/ - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) today announced an initiative to increase the transparency and accessibility of OSC tribunal reasons.
Effective July 24, 2017, OSC tribunal reasons will be made available through the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) website at www.CanLII.org. CanLII is a non-profit organization that makes Canadian law accessible and searchable for free on the internet.
OSC tribunal reasons will be added to the CanLII website as part of the Ontario database under Boards and Tribunals and will include reasons issued since 2004.
"The inclusion of OSC tribunal reasons on CanLII further enhances accessibility and transparency. It also enables parties and the public to search for OSC tribunal reasons online free of charge," explained Grace Knakowski, Secretary to the Commission.
As they have in the past, tribunal reasons and other proceeding documents, including notices of hearing, statements of allegations, orders and settlement agreements will continue to be published on the OSC 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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