Ontario Securities Commission

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Ontario Securities Commission
Agency overview
Formed 1932
Jurisdiction Ontario
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Employees 500
Agency executive
Website http://www.osc.gov.on.ca

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is a regulatory agency which administers and enforces securities legislation in the Canadian province of Ontario. The OSC is an Ontario Crown corporation which reports to the Ontario legislature through the Minister of Finance. The OSC has been very negatively reviewed by the public[2] and has often been seen as "Heavy Handed" imposing fines in excess of $1M even to small firms[3].

OSC Mandate:

The OSC administers the Ontario Securities Act and the Commodity Futures Act.

The OSC, with about 500 employees,[4] is the largest securities regulator in Canada, and has the Toronto Stock Exchange within its jurisdiction.

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  1. ^ "Ontario Nominates New Chair and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission". Ontario Securities Commission. January 26, 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "ontario securities commission - Google Search". www.google.ca. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  3. ^ "OSC Annual Report - 2016" (PDF). 
  4. ^ Skauge, Craig; Pettipas, Cora (March 8, 2013). "Re: OSC Staff Consultation Paper 45-710" (PDF). National Exempt Market Association. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 

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