British Columbia Securities Commission

British Columbia Securities Commission

October 29, 2007 14:30 ET

British Columbia Securities Commission: Expert Panel Debates How to Improve Canadian Securities Enforcement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 29, 2007) - On Wednesday, Oct. 31, a panel of international and Canadian experts at Capital Ideas 2007 will discuss how to improve regulatory and criminal enforcement against securities violators in Canada. The panel will also debate international cooperation in securities law enforcement. The BCSC's Capital Ideas 2007 conference will bring together business leaders, securities industry professionals and senior enforcement officials.

Doug Hyndman, British Columbia Securities Commission chair, will host the event and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Ian Hanomansing will moderate an open dialogue between:

- Michael Code, law professor, University of Toronto, and formerly assistant deputy attorney general for criminal law, Ontario

- Carlos Conceicao, partner, Clifford Chance, London, and formerly head of the FSA's Wholesale Group in Enforcement

- Mary Condon, law professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

- Mark Steward, executive director of enforcement, Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong

- Ethiopis Tafara, director of international affairs, SEC

- David Wilson, chair, Ontario Securities Commission

Members of the media may attend the conference and can arrange for interviews with the speakers by contacting BCSC media relations staff in advance. For more on Capital Ideas 2007 visit

Who: International and Canadian experts in securities enforcement

What: BCSC Capital Ideas 2007

When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, B.C.
791 W. Georgia Street

The B.C. Securities Commission is the independent provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities within the province. If you have questions, contact Andrew Poon, Media Relations, 604-899-6880 or Ken Gracey, Media Relations, 604-899-6577.

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Contact Information

  • British Columbia Securities Commission
    Andrew Poon
    Media Relations
    (604) 899-6880
    British Columbia Securities Commission
    Ken Gracey
    Media Relations
    (604) 899-6577 or (B.C. & Alberta) 1-800-373-6393