OSC Announces Small and Medium Enterprises Committee Members

TORONTO, April 13, 2016 /CNW/ - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced today the new membership of its Small and Medium Enterprises Committee (SMEC). 

The purpose of SMEC is to advise OSC staff on matters related to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), including the challenges they face in operating their businesses and raising capital. OSC staff recognize the contribution of SMEs, including both private companies and venture issuers, to economic growth and job creation in Ontario.

SMEC will meet approximately five times per year with members serving a one-year term. Effective immediately, the members are:

Sherri Altshuler

Aird & Berlis LLP

Craig Asano

National Crowdfunding Association of Canada

Tim Babcock

TSX Venture Exchange

Robert Cook

Canadian Securities Exchange

Douglas Cumming

Schulich School of Business

Raj Dewan

WeirFoulds LLP

Elaine Ellingham

Ellingham Consulting Ltd.

Jo-Anne Matear (Chair)

Ontario Securities Commission

Sean McCaughan


Blair Milroy

Capital Canada Limited

Geoffrey Ritchie

Private Capital Markets Association of Canada

Jason Saltzman

Dentons Canada LLP

Craig Skauge

National Exempt Market Association

Al Wiens

Wildeboer Dellelce LLP

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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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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