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Expert Panel appoints legal team

August 28, 2008


(August 28, 2008) The Expert Panel on Securities Regulation has appointed a legal advisory committee to back up its goal of harmonizing Canada's fragmented regulatory framework.

"The six-person committee, which is drawn from across the country and represents a number of areas of legal expertise, has been created to provide legal advice in connection with the preparation of a model common securities ac," said Tom Hockin, P.C., chair of the Expert Panel.

The legal committee consists of:

  • Philip Anisman, Barrister and Solicitor, Toronto
  • Richard J. Balfour, Partner, Torys LLP Toronto.
  • Patrick Finnerty, Partner, Blakes Cassels and Graydon LLP, Calgary
  • Mitchell Gropper, Partner, Farris, Vaughn, Wills and Murphy LLP, Vancouver
  • Francis Legault, Partner, Ogilvy Renault LLP, Montreal
  • Glorianne Stromberg, securities lawyer, Toronto

The Expert Panel is slated to provided a final report to ministers responsible for securities regulation by the end of 2008.