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Ontario Securities

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Commission des valeurs mobilières de l'Ontario

October 27, 2010

OSC Releases 2010 Branch Reports

TORONTO - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) recently released annual reports on the activities of four of its Branches: Compliance and Registrant Regulation, Corporate Finance, Investment Funds and Market Regulation.

The reports summarize each Branch’s key activities for the 2010 fiscal year, such as policy initiatives, and results of compliance and disclosure reviews. The reports are intended to assist market participants in understanding and complying with their obligations under Ontario securities law. The reports also highlight new initiatives that will impact market participants.

The OSC has oversight responsibility for approximately 1,400 registered firms, 65,000 registered individuals, 1,400 reporting issuers and 3,100 publicly-offered investment funds, as well as self-regulatory organizations, marketplaces and clearing agencies.

The reports are available under the Instruments, Rules & Policies section of the OSC website at


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