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Commission des valeurs mobilières de l'Ontario

November 8, 2010

OSC Commissioner Appointment: Vern Krishna, Q.C.

TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) today announced the appointment of Vern Krishna, Q.C., as a Commissioner for a two-year term. Mr. Krishna currently practices tax litigation, mediation and arbitration in the International Tax and Wealth Management Practice of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Ottawa.

The appointment represents a return to the Commission for Mr. Krishna. He served as a Commissioner from 1994 to 1997. 

Since 1981, Mr. Krishna has taught tax, finance and corporate law as a full professor in the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa. He is also the Executive Director of the Tax Research Centre at the University of Ottawa. Mr. Krishna is a graduate of the University of Alberta and has both a law degree and an MBA. He also has graduate law degrees from Harvard Law School and Cambridge University. 

As the regulatory body responsible for overseeing the capital markets in Ontario, the OSC administers and enforces securities legislation in the province of Ontario. The OSC’s statutory mandate is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices and to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in capital markets. 


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