Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee: Term Extensions

For Immediate Release OSC

TORONTO – The Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee (SPAC) is an advisory committee to the Office of the Secretary to the Commission which provides comment and advice on a variety of policy and procedural initiatives relating to proceedings before the Ontario Securities Commission’s administrative tribunal (Tribunal). Since its inception in January 2013, SPAC members have provided insightful feedback on the Tribunal’s initiatives and the Office of the Secretary would like to thank all SPAC members for their valuable contributions over the past two years.




SPAC consists of 10 to 12 members who are members in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada and who are currently practicing, or have within the last three years practiced, in the area of securities litigation. The Office of the Secretary is pleased to announce the following counsel have extended their terms and will continue to serve on SPAC:


Wendy Berman Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Nigel Campbell Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Alexander Cobb Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Emily Cole Miller Thomson LLP
James Doris Davies, Ward Phillips & Vineburg LLP
James D. G. Douglas Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Linda Fuerst Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
James H. Grout Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP
Paul LeVay Stockwoods LLP
Melissa MacKewn Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP
Janice L. Wright Wright Temelini LLP



Members of SPAC have staggered terms for either two or three years. The Commission will publish a notice in Winter 2017 inviting applications for the next group of SPAC members.


The following Staff of the Enforcement Branch of the Commission also serve as members of SPAC:

Tom Atkinson Director, Enforcement, OSC
Kelly Gorman Deputy Director, Enforcement, OSC
Karen Manarin Deputy Director, Enforcement, OSC


The Secretary to the Commission is also a member of SPAC and acts as the chair of SPAC. The following Staff of the Office of the Secretary also serve as members of SPAC:


Josée Turcotte Secretary, Secretary’s Office, OSC (Chair of SPAC)
Robert Blair Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Secretary, OSC
Carolyn Slon Legal Counsel, Office of the Secretary, OSC (secretary to SPAC)

Additional information about SPAC, including its mandate is available on the OSC’s website.



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