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CSA Announces New Investor Advisory Panel Members (with lots of lawyers but no investors)

CSA | Jul 14, 2022

investor protection committee - CSA Announces New Investor Advisory Panel Members (with lots of lawyers but no investors)Montréal – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is pleased to announce the establishment of the CSA Investor Advisory Panel (CSA IAP), and the appointment of its first members.  As announced in 2021, the CSA IAP will provide meaningful insight into retail investors’ interests and support the CSA’s policy development, strengthening Canada’s capital markets while enhancing investor protection. It will also promote coordination and enhancement of pan-Canadian investor-related issues.  Panel members are appointed for staggered terms of either two or three years beginning on September 1, 2022, and their term is open for one renewal.

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Members of the CSA IAP are:

  • Guy Lemoine – Chair, former President of the Quebec Financial Markets Administrative Tribunal (2003-2008) as well as former Vice-President and Commissioner of the Commission des valeurs mobilières du Québec (CVMQ) (1990-2003). Mr. Lemoine is a private practice lawyer who has served on the boards of several organizations, including FAIR Canada, of which he was co-president between 2019 and 2021.
  • Cristie Ford, a Professor of Law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, with a research focus on financial and securities regulation, administrative law, regulatory design, access to justice, and the relationship between innovation and regulation.
  • Eric Spink, a private practice lawyer with experience in a variety of roles, including law reformer, government official, securities regulator, and adjudicator. He served as a member of the Consumer and Investor Advisory Council of OBSI between 2013 and 2018.
  • Ryan Clements, an Assistant Professor, Chair of Business Law and Regulation at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law. His research focuses on securities law, crypto assets, fintech, and investment funds. He previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor with the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC), and on IIROC’s crypto-asset working group. He currently serves on the ASC New Economy Advisory Committee.
  • Susan Milburn, a long-serving Saskatchewan financial advisor at Raymond James Ltd., and currently a member of IIROC’s Proficiency Committee, a national advisory committee reviewing and recommending proficiency requirements for industry participants.

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  • Millie Acuna, the Manager, Asset Building Programs at SEED (Supporting Employment & Economic Development) in Winnipeg and a member of the FCAC Consumer Protection Advisory Committee.
  • Line Deslandes, an executive with 20 years of experience in the Financial Services and Capital Markets Industry. She held several high-ranking positions in the securities law sector in Quebec, United States, and England, including for State Street Global Advisors. She also consulted for the African Development Bank and the World Bank, and served on the board of FAIR Canada from 2019 to 2021.
  • Annick Kwetcheu Gamo, a specialist in financial education, financial coach and the founder of the Quebec non-profit organization Code F., Santé financière pour tous! (Financial Health for all!) as well as the founderof Code F. Technologies financières inc., a social Fintech developing an AI-based solutions to improve citizens’ financial health.
  • Jason Alcorn, an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of Université de Moncton. He previously served as Senior Legal Counsel and Special Advisor at the Financial and Consumer Services Commission of New Brunswick (FCNB).

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