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January 31, 2017

OSC Announces New Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee Members

TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is pleased to announce the updated membership of the Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee (SPAC).

The 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 Commission’s administrative tribunal.

The committee consists of 10 to 12 members who are members in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada and who are currently practising, or have within the last three years practised, in the area of securities litigation. Members serve staggered, three-year terms.

The Office of the Secretary would like to thank the SPAC members whose terms expired in January 2017, for their valuable contributions.

The incoming members of SPAC are:

Andrea Burke
Andrew Gray
Jessica Kimmel
Shara Roy
Usman Sheikh
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Torys LLP
Goodmans LLP
Lenczner Slaght LLP
Gowling WLG

The continuing members are:

Wendy Berman
Alexander Cobb
Emily Cole
Linda Fuerst
Paul LeVay
Melissa MacKewn
Janice L. Wright
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Miller Thomson LLP 
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Stockwoods LLP
Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP
Wright Temelini LLP

The following Staff of the Enforcement Branch of the Commission are members of the SPAC:

Johanna Superina
Heidi Franken
Yvonne Chisholm
Deputy Director, Enforcement, OSC
Acting Deputy Director, Enforcement, OSC
Senior Litigation Counsel

Grace Knakowski, the Secretary to the Commission, chairs the SPAC and the following Staff of the Office of the Secretary are also members:

Robert Blair
Carolyn Slon
Manager, Adjudication Legal Services, Office of the Secretary, OSC
Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Secretary, OSC (secretary to SPAC)

Additional information about SPAC, including its mandate is available on the OSC’s website.

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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