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November 1, 2017

OSC Announces Small and Medium Enterprises Committee Members

TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced today the new membership of its Small and Medium Enterprises Committee (SMEC).

The purpose of the SMEC is to advise OSC staff on matters related to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), including the development of policies and practices to address issues affecting SMEs. SMEC members will also be asked to provide input on regulatory approaches to capital raising in the exempt market, including the development of the OSC’s enhanced compliance program and the impact of new prospectus exemptions on SMEs. OSC staff recognize the contribution of SMEs, including both private companies and venture issuers, to economic growth and job creation in Ontario.

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

Sherri Altshuler Aird & Berlis LLP
Tim Babcock TSX Venture Exchange
Robert Cook Canadian Securities Exchange
Elaine Ellingham Ellingham Consulting Ltd.
Michael Hanley Torkin Manes LLP
Dayle Hogg Aerie
Peter Irwin Retired (formerly Managing Director, CIBC World Markets)
Andrea Johnson Dentons LLP
Jo-Anne Matear (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Bradley  Tagieff BDO Canada LLP
Mark Trachuk Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Robert Trager Vault Mortgage Corporation
Peter Waugh Mercana Growth Partners

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


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