Media Advisory - OSC, IDA, MFDA and OBSI to host Investor Forum

    TORONTO, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, October 24, 2007, representatives
from the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA), the Mutual Fund
Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA), the Ombudsman for Banking Services and
Investments (OBSI) and the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) will
participate in an Investor Forum with investors and consumers of financial
products and services.
    The Forum will feature an update on current initiatives, followed by
interactive breakout sessions on the complaint and restitution processes;
choosing an adviser and building the client/adviser relationship; and
identifying suitable investment products and how to avoid frauds and scams. At
the conclusion of the breakout sessions, a plenary session will provide
investors with an opportunity to ask questions directly to the senior
executives of the above referenced organizations.

    Who:     Susan Wolburgh Jenah, President & CEO, IDA
             Larry Waite, President & CEO, MFDA
             David Agnew, Ombudsman, OBSI
             David Wilson, Chair, OSC

    When:    Wednesday, October 24, 2007
             5:30 p.m. Registration
             6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Panel Discussion and Breakout Sessions

    Where:   Metro Toronto Convention Centre
             222 Bremner Boulevard
             South Building
             Level 700, Room, 718

    For more information, please visit,, or

    Members of the media are asked to pre-register with Laurie Gillett at
416-595-8913 or

For further information:

For further information: For Media Inquiries: Wendy Dey, Director,
Communications & Public Affairs, Ontario Securities Commission, (416)
593-8120; For Investor Inquiries: OSC Contact Centre, (416) 593-8314,
1-877-785-1555 (Toll Free)

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