British Columbia Securities Commission

British Columbia Securities Commission

September 17, 2007 09:30 ET

British Columbia Securities Commission: Media Invited to Attend BCSC Chair's Speech to Economic Club of Toronto

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - Doug Hyndman, the 20-year chair of the British Columbia Securities Commission, will describe what is really happening in Canadian securities regulation and enforcement when he addresses the Economic Club of Toronto.

While others debate structural change, the Canadian Securities Administrators are making significant progress in streamlining regulatory processes and focusing on effective investor protection. In his speech, Hyndman will talk about the latest developments and put in perspective the roles of regulators, the police, and the criminal justice system in protecting investors. He will explain why many criticisms of Canada's system, and comparisons with enforcement in the United States, miss the mark because they ignore impediments in our legal system that have little to do with regulation.

Members of the media may attend the speech and can arrange for interviews with the BCSC presenter - Doug Hyndman - afterward by contacting BCSC media relations staff in advance.

Who: Doug Hyndman, chair, British Columbia Securities Commission

What: Speech to Economic Club of Toronto: "Separating Fact from Fiction"

When: Sept. 19, 2007 from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. EST

Where: The National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto

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