Media Advisory - Media invited to attend BCSC chair's speech to Economic Club of Toronto

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - On Sept. 19, 2007, Doug Hyndman, the 20-year
chair of the British Columbia Securities Commission, will describe what is
really happening in Canadian securities regulation and enforcement when he
addresses the Economic Club of Toronto.
    While others debate structural change, the Canadian Securities
Administrators are making significant progress in streamlining regulatory
processes and focusing on effective investor protection. In his speech,
Hyndman will talk about the latest developments and put in perspective the
roles of regulators, the police, and the criminal justice system in protecting
investors. He will explain why many criticisms of Canada's system, and
comparisons with enforcement in the United States, miss the mark because they
ignore impediments in our legal system that have little to do with regulation.
    Members of the media may attend the speech and can arrange for interviews
with the BCSC presenter - Doug Hyndman - afterward by contacting BCSC media
relations staff in advance.

    Who:      Doug Hyndman, chair, British Columbia Securities Commission

    What:     Speech to Economic Club of Toronto: "Separating Fact from

    When:     Sept. 19, 2007 from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. EST

    Where:    The National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto

    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.

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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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