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The Commission formally established the Securities Advisory Committee to the Commission ("SAC") many years ago. SAC meets on a regular basis, generally monthly, and provides advice to the Commission and staff on a variety of matters including policy initiatives and capital markets trends. SAC also provides advice and comments on legal, regulatory and market implications of any aspect of Commission rules, policies, operations, and administration. In addition, SAC is expected to provide general advisory services to the Commission and staff on an informal basis relating to emerging trends in the marketplace. The Commission is now looking for five prospective candidates to serve on SAC for a two-year term beginning in February 2010.

Those who make a commitment to serve on SAC must be in a position to devote the time necessary to attend meetings, be an active participant, and undertake the work involved, which sometimes must be dealt with on an urgent basis. SAC members must have an excellent knowledge of the legislation and policies for which the Commission is responsible, and have significant practice experience in the securities area. Expertise in an area of special interest to the Commission at the time an appointment is made will also be a factor in selection. SAC members are expected to have excellent technical abilities and a strong interest in the development of securities regulatory policy. The prospective candidates are encouraged to review OSC Policy 11-601 for further information about SAC.

Individual practitioners, with the support of their firms/employers, are invited to apply in writing for membership on SAC to the Office of the General Counsel of the Commission, indicating areas of practice and relevant experience.

SAC's membership currently consists of eleven Ontario solicitors practising in the area of securities law plus one U.S. securities lawyer. SAC members whose terms continue through October 2010 are:


John Ciardullo


Stikeman Elliot LLP



Pamela Hughes


Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP



Charlie MacCready


Heenan Blaikie



Vincent Mercier


Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP



Thomas Smee


Royal Bank of Canada



Jenny Chu Steinberg


Fraser Milner Casgrain



Jennifer Wainwright


Aird & Berlis LLP



The Commission wishes to thank the following members whose terms will expire at the end of January 2010:


Andrew Kingsmill


Bennett Jones Toronto



John Macfarlane


Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP



Mark Mandel


White & Case LLP



Alfred Page


Borden Ladner Gervais LLP



Andrew Parker


McCarthy Tetrault LLP



The Commission is very grateful to outgoing members for their able assistance and valuable input.

Applications for SAC membership will be considered if received on or before October 28, 2009. Applications should be submitted in writing to:

Monica Kowal

General Counsel

Ontario Securities Commission

20 Queen Street West

19th Floor, Box 55

Toronto, Ontario

M5H 3S8

Tel: (416) 593-3653

Fax: (416) 593-3681

September 25, 2009