Roundtable on
A National Securities Regulator: Examining the Proposed Model

Wednesday September 22, 2010

Toronto Board of Trade, First Canadian Place

The Capital Markets Institute, the Hennick Centre for Business Law and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, together, have organized a Roundtable to discuss the proposed Canadian Securities Act, including its enforcement provisions and implications of the proposed statute from a policy perspective.


On May 26, 2010, the federal government released a proposed Canadian Securities Act filed in support of its constitutional reference to regulate capital markets activity.  The proposed Act includes a number of new substantive provisions such as an enhanced mandate, a part on derivatives, and expanded enforcement powers.  Further, the proposed Act includes a new organizational and governance structure with the creation of a regulatory division and a separate tribunal.


1:45 - Registration
2:00 - Welcome and Introductions 

  • Professor Anita Anand, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
  • Professor Poonam Puri, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

2:10 - Overview of Proposed Act by the Canadian Securities Transition Office

  • Douglas Hyndman, Canadian Securities Transition Office
  • Lawrence Ritchie, Canadian Securities, Transition Office

2:40 - Panel 1 - Governance

  • Moderator:  Professor Poonam Puri 
  • Jeremy Fraiberg, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt
  • Melissa Kennedy, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • Lorne Sossin, Osgoode Hall Law School

3:40 - Break

4:00 - Panel 2 - Enforcement

  • Moderator:  Professor Poonam Puri Professor
  • Anita Anand, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
  • Kelley McKinnon, Gowlings
  • James C. Tory, Torys

5:00 - Closing Remarks

*On each panel, speakers will have ten minutes for their remarks. The floor will then be open for a half hour discussion.


Cost:  $75.00 per person (including HST)
(Light refreshments will be served)

About the Transition Office: Following the recommendations by the Expert Panel, the federal government is proposing to create a Canadian securities regulator (CSR) with willing provinces.  The Transition Office was established in July, 2009 to lead and manage the transition to a CSR.

If you have any questions about this event please contact Christine Campney at 416-978-5654 or