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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2015
SECURITIES PROCEEDINGS ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
TORONTO – The Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee (SPAC) is an advisory committee to the Office of the Secretary to the Commission which provides comment and advice on a variety of policy and procedural initiatives relating to proceedings before the Ontario Securities Commission’s administrative tribunal (Tribunal). Since its inception in January 2013, SPAC members have provided insightful feedback on the Tribunal’s initiatives and the Office of the Secretary would like to thank all SPAC members for their valuable contributions over the past two years.
SPAC consists of 10 to 12 members who are members in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada and who are currently practicing, or have within the last three years practiced, in the area of securities litigation. The Office of the Secretary is pleased to announce the following counsel have extended their terms and will continue to serve on SPAC:
|Wendy Berman||Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP|
|Nigel Campbell||Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP|
|Alexander Cobb||Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP|
|Emily Cole||Miller Thomson LLP|
|James Doris||Davies, Ward Phillips & Vineburg LLP|
|James D. G. Douglas||Borden Ladner Gervais LLP|
|Linda Fuerst||Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP|
|James H. Grout||Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP|
|Paul LeVay||Stockwoods LLP|
|Melissa MacKewn||Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP|
|Janice L. Wright||Wright Temelini LLP|
Members of SPAC have staggered terms for either two or three years. The Commission will publish a notice in Winter 2017 inviting applications for the next group of SPAC members.
The following Staff of the Enforcement Branch of the Commission also serve as members of SPAC:
|Tom Atkinson||Director, Enforcement, OSC|
|Kelly Gorman||Deputy Director, Enforcement, OSC|
|Karen Manarin||Deputy Director, Enforcement, OSC|
The Secretary to the Commission is also a member of SPAC and acts as the chair of SPAC. The following Staff of the Office of the Secretary also serve as members of SPAC:
|Josée Turcotte||Secretary, Secretary’s Office, OSC (Chair of SPAC)|
|Robert Blair||Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Secretary, OSC|
|Carolyn Slon||Legal Counsel, Office of the Secretary, OSC (secretary to SPAC)|
Additional information about SPAC, including its mandate is available on the OSC’s website.
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