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January 3, 2019

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 OSC’s Office of the Secretary. The SPAC provides comment and advice on a variety of policy and procedural initiatives relating to proceedings before the Commission’s administrative tribunal. The SPAC includes members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario who are currently practising, or have within the last three years practised, in the area of securities litigation. Members serve three-year terms. Staff of the OSC’s Enforcement Branch and Office of the Secretary also serve on the committee.

The Office of the Secretary would like to thank former SPAC member Jessica Kimmel for her time, expertise and valuable contributions.

New incoming members are:

David Conklin     Goodmans LLP
Lara Jackson   Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Brad Moore    Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Continuing members are:

Grace Knakowski  Secretary to the Commission, OSC (Chair of SPAC)
Daniel Bach    Siskinds LLP
Robert Blair    Manager, Adjudication Legal Services, Office of the Secretary, OSC
Matthew Britton Senior Litigation Counsel and Head of Appeals, Enforcement Branch, OSC
Andrea Burke  Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Derek Ferris   Senior Litigation Counsel, Enforcement Branch, OSC
Andrew Gray Torys LLP
Susan Kushneryk  Hansell LLP
Ryan Morris   Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Bruce O’Toole   Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP
Laura Paglia  Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Shara Roy Lenczner Slaght LLP
Usman Sheikh  Gowling WLG
Carolyn Slon         Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Secretary, OSC (secretary to SPAC)
Johanna Superina Deputy Director, Enforcement Branch, OSC

Additional information about the 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, 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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