Media Advisory - Expert panel debates how to improve Canadian securities enforcement

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, Oct. 31, a panel of
international and Canadian experts at Capital Ideas 2007 will discuss how to
improve regulatory and criminal enforcement against securities violators in
Canada. The panel will also debate international cooperation in securities law
enforcement. The BCSC's Capital Ideas 2007 conference will bring together
business leaders, securities industry professionals and senior enforcement

    Doug Hyndman, British Columbia Securities Commission chair, will host the
event and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Ian Hanomansing will
moderate an open dialogue between:

    -  Michael Code, law professor, University of Toronto, and formerly
       assistant deputy attorney general for criminal law, Ontario
    -  Carlos Conceicao, partner, Clifford Chance, London, and formerly head
       of the FSA's Wholesale Group in Enforcement
    -  Mary Condon, law professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
    -  Mark Steward, executive director of enforcement, Securities and
       Futures Commission, Hong Kong
    -  Ethiopis Tafara, director of international affairs, SEC
    -  David Wilson, chair, Ontario Securities Commission

    Members of the media may attend the conference and can arrange for
interviews with the speakers by contacting BCSC media relations staff in
advance. For more on Capital Ideas 2007 visit

    Who:      International and Canadian experts in securities enforcement

    What:     BCSC Capital Ideas 2007

    When:     Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Where:    Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, B.C.
              791 W. Georgia Street

    The B.C. Securities Commission is the independent provincial government
agency responsible for regulating trading in securities within the province.
If you have questions, contact Andrew Poon, Media Relations, 604-899-6880 or
Ken Gracey, Media Relations, 604-899-6577.

    Learn how to avoid investment fraud at the BCSC's investor education

For further information:

For further information: Andrew Poon, (604) 899-6880 or Ken Gracey,
(604) 899-6577 or (B.C. & Alberta) 1-800-373-6393

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