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Five former chairs of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) headline the regulator’s annual policy conference on Nov. 4.

The OSC has opened registration for its annual policy conference, Dialogue with the OSC, which is going virtual this year due to Covid-19.

This year’s conference is also novel in that it features a panel of five former chairs of the commission — Ed Waitzer, David Brown, David Wilson, Howard Wetston, and Maureen Jensen.

“Speakers will discuss the role of regulation in rebuilding the economy, supporting growth and advancing investor interests,” the commission said in a release.

Provincial finance minister Rod Phillips is set to appear, as is the chair of the province’s task force that has proposed a series of sweeping reforms to regulation, Walied Soliman. He will provide an update on the task force’s work.

The conference will also include a panel of regulators, including Stan Magidson, chair and CEO of the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC); Judith Robertson, commissioner at the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC); and Jeremy Rudin, superintendent at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI).

And, a panel of economists that includes Dawn Desjardins, vice president and deputy chief economist at RBC Economics; Frances Donald, global chief economist for Manulife Investment Management; and, Benjamin Tal, deputy chief economist at CIBC.

Finally, a panel of OSC staffers will discuss the regulator’s efforts to catalyze innovation.

Conference attendees will be eligible for continuing education credits from the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and FP Canada; and may be eligible for Law Society of Ontario and CPA Ontario “substantive hours.”