Canadian Regulators to host XBRL panel discussion

CSA Securities

Toronto – On September 24, 2008, representatives from the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) will hold a free information session for industry participants and members of the media on the increasing use and importance of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language).

The information session will feature expert speakers from the CSA and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) who will discuss recent proposals by the SEC for the mandatory use of XBRL, as well as the move to XBRL in Canada.

“As a business reporting language, XBRL will make it easier for investors and analysts to analyze financial information from a large number of different companies,” said James Turner, Vice-Chair, Ontario Securities Commission. “The CSA is supportive of XBRL and is hosting this event to help the Canadian marketplace gain a greater understanding of this exciting technology.”


  • James Turner, Vice-Chair, Ontario Securities Commission
  • David Blaszkowsky, Director, Office of Interactive Disclosure, SEC
  • Peter Grant, Chief Information Officer, British Columbia Securities Commission
  • Cameron McInnis, Chief Accountant (Acting), Ontario Securities Commission

Event Information:

  • Wednesday, September 24, 2008 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building (222 Bremner Blvd) Room 714.

There is no charge to attend this event. For registration, please go to, or call Joanne Platsis at the Ontario Securities Commission at 416-593-8222.

Those unable to attend are invited to listen or view the event live from the CSA website

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For more information:

CSA member name

Point of contact

Phone number

Autorité des marchés financiers

Christian Barrette

514 940-2176

Alberta Securities Commission

Mark Dickey

403 297-4481

British Columbia Securities Commission

Andrew Poon 

604 899-6880

Financial Services Regulation Division, Newfoundland and Labrador

Doug Connolly

709 729-2594

Manitoba Securities Commission

Ainsley Cunningham

204 945-4733

New Brunswick Securities Commission

Wendy Connors-Beckett

506 643-7745

Nova Scotia Securities Commission

Natalie MacLellan

902 424-8586

Nunavut Securities Registry

Louis Arki

867 975-6587

Ontario Securities Commission

Laurie Gillett

416 595-8913

Prince Edward Island, Office of the Attorney General

Marc Gallant

902 368-4552

Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission

Barbara Shourounis

306 787-5842

Securities Registry, Northwest Territories

Donald MacDougall

867 920-8984

Yukon Securities Registry

Fred Pretorius

867 667-5225

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