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Stakeholders invited to comment on the OSC’s 2016-2017 Draft Statement of Priorities

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Mar 10, 2016

On March 10, 2016, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published its 2016-2017 Draft Statement of Priorities. The Draft Statement sets out the OSC’s five regulatory goals – deliver strong investor protection, deliver responsive regulation, deliver effective compliance, supervision and enforcement, promote financial stability through effective oversight, and be an innovative, accountable and efficient organization. The release of this Draft Statement gives stakeholders an opportunity to contribute to the OSC’s business planning process by providing feedback on specific initiatives the OSC will pursue in support of each of its goals.

This year, the OSC will increase its focus on monitoring the impact of recent regulatory reforms in Ontario, assessing whether they are achieving their intended results and identifying opportunities for further enhancements. One of the reviews will look closely at the effects of increased access to the exempt market by retail investors. The findings will help the OSC support investors through targeted outreach, oversight and supervision processes.

The OSC invites stakeholders to provide written comments by May 9, 2016. After carefully considering submissions, the OSC will publish its final 2016-2017 Statement of Priorities.

Review the Draft Statement of Priorities and press release on the OSC's Web site.

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