TORONTO, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Chair Howard Wetston, Q.C., today
announced the appointment of Christopher Portner as a Commissioner for
a two-year term. Mr. Portner is currently a partner at Osler, Hoskin
and Harcourt LLP in Toronto.
"Christopher Portner's impressive legal, corporate finance and
governance expertise will be an asset to the Commission in its work to
fulfill its mandate in the public interest," said Mr. Wetston.
Mr. Portner has been a partner at Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP for 30
years and his practice is focussed on corporate securities law and
corporate governance. He has advised major public and private
corporations in the energy and financial services sectors on mergers
and acquisitions transactions and on corporate, regulatory and
governance matters. In addition, he has provided regulatory advice to
Ontario and federal Crown corporations.
Mr. Portner is a graduate of McGill University (B.Sc. and B.C.L.) in
Montreal and was called to the bars of Quebec in 1972 and Ontario in
1980. He is a director of the Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation.
As the regulatory body responsible for overseeing the capital markets in
Ontario, the OSC administers and enforces securities legislation in the
province of Ontario. The OSC's statutory mandate is to provide
protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices
and to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in
SOURCE Ontario Securities Commission
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