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October 17, 2018

OSC seeks applications for the Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee

TORONTO - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is seeking applications for membership on its Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee (SPAC).

The SPAC advises the Office of the Secretary to the Commission on a variety of policy and procedural initiatives relating to proceedings before the OSC’s administrative tribunal.

The committee consists of staff from the Office of the Secretary and the Enforcement Branch and 10 to 12 members representing the private sector. The SPAC meets in person on an as needed basis. In addition, members are consulted from time to time on tribunal initiatives and may be required to provide written feedback. Private sector members serve three-year terms and must be in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario, and currently practising, or have practised in securities litigation within the last three years.

Applicants should have an excellent knowledge of Ontario securities law, have significant practice experience in securities litigation, and a strong interest in the development of securities regulatory proceedings policy.

Information about the SPAC’s current membership and its mandate are available on the OSC’s website

The committee is chaired by Grace Knakowski, Secretary to the Commission. Interested persons should submit their resume indicating their relevant experience by November 23, 2018 to

Any questions regarding the SPAC may be addressed to:

Grace Knakowski
Secretary to the Commission, Office of the Secretary
Ontario Securities Commission

Robert Blair
Manager, Adjudication Legal Services, Office of the Secretary
Ontario Securities Commission

The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in the capital markets, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk. 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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