OSC Requests Applications for the Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee

    October 20, 2016

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

    Established in 2013, 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, and meets approximately three to four times a year. Private sector members serve three-year terms, and must be in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada and currently practising, or have within the last three years practised, in the area of securities litigation.

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

    The committee is chaired by Grace Knakowski, Secretary to the Commission. Interested persons should submit their resume indicating their relevant experience by November 25, 2016 to

    Any questions regarding the SPAC can 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 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