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Regulations can get in way of good business, market watchdogs told

TORONTO • Bruce Flatt, chief executive of Brookfield Asset Management, says regulations make it tough for companies to give investors all the information he feels they should have to make investment decisions. 440 more words

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'It's simply not good enough': OSC chair warns legislation may be needed to get more women on boards

Howard Wetston, chair of the Ontario Securities Commission, says he’s disappointed in some of the early response to a regime put in place to get more women on corporate boards, and he acknowledged that legislation may ultimately be needed. 416 more words

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Investor advisory panel tells OSC it's failing to address 'inadequate' and 'outdated' regulatory standards

A panel that advises the Ontario Securities Commission on investor protection issues said Tuesday the regulator has failed to address “inadequate and outdated regulatory standards” on investing advice, and urged quick action to provide “fair, independent complaint handling” and binding compensation. 334 more words

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Monica Kowal takes on vice-chair role at Ontario Securities Commission

Monica Kowal, general counsel at the Ontario Securities Commission since 2004, has been appointed vice-chair of the regulator.

She replaces Mary Condon, who will remain a part-time OSC commissioner but has returned to a previous position at Osgoode Hall Law School. 168 more words

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OSC investor panel demands binding client compensation

As the list grows of investment dealers rejecting compensation awards recommended for their clients by Canada’s independent banking ombudsman, an investor advisory panel is calling on the Ontario Securities Commission to step in and make the compensation binding. 311 more words

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Cloudy poison pill landscape hasn't slowed hostile bids

Poison pills can be an impediment when considering a hostile bid for a company, but things are particularly complicated in Canada right now as Quebec and the rest of the country consider two opposing ways to handle an unsolicited takeover. 695 more words


Ontario Securities Commission may get teeth, but it needs bite

Canada’s largest securities regulator is attempting to rehabilitate its long-standing image as a toothless tiger by adding new potent weapons to its arsenal of powers it hopes will result in successful prosecutions of market miscreants. 673 more words

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