Securities CSA

Calgary - The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have appointed William S. Rice, Q.C., Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta Securities Commission, as the new Chair of the CSA for a two-year term, ending March 31, 2013.

"I am honoured to be chosen by my colleagues to lead the CSA and build on our work to coordinate and harmonize securities regulation for market participants across Canada," said Rice. "In these challenging times, the CSA is an organization critical to ensuring confidence in Canada's capital markets. We will continue to do what we've been doing all along -- focus on and respond to market conditions and public concerns regarding securities regulation and effectively enforce securities laws in Canada."

Rice succeeds Jean St-Gelais, who has stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Autorité des marchés financiers. St-Gelais has served as head of the CSA since April 2005.
"The CSA would like to thank Jean St-Gelais for his support, commitment and leadership over the past six years," said Rice.

The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada's provinces and territories, coordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

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For more information:

Ken Gracey
British Columbia Securities Commission
604-899-6577

Mark Dickey
Alberta Securities Commission
403-297-4481

Sylvain Théberge
Autorité des marchés financiers
514-940-2176

Theresa Ebden
Ontario Securities Commission
416-593-8307

Ainsley Cunningham
New Brunswick Securities Commission
204-945-4733

Wendy Connors-Beckett
New Brunswick Securities Commission
506-643-7745

Natalie MacLellan
Nova Scotia Securities Commission
902-424-8586

Barbara Shourounis
Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission
306-787-5842

Janice Callbeck
PEI Securities Office
Office of the Attorney General
902-368-6288

Doug Connolly
Financial Services Regulation Div.
Nunavut Securities Office
709-729-2594

Graham Lang
Yukon Securities Registry
867-667-5466

Louis Arki
Nunavut Securities Office
867-975-6587

Donn MacDougall
Northwest Territories
Securities Office
867-920-8984