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Ontario Bill 157 to regulate financial advisors moves on to committee

There are three key issues of contention with the private member’s bill that aims to regulate financial advisors in Ontario


  • By: IE Staff
  • March 1, 2014 October 29, 2019
  • 00:00

Reaction to Ontario's initiative reveals big differences of opinion

Regulator cites Ontario consultation, desire for a coordinated approach

Private member’s bill proposes new regulatory body to levy penalties and revoke licenses

The Advocis proposal will cause unnecessary duplication and cost for the oversight of financial advisors, and it misses the mark for regulating financial planners

Forged certificates meant to show that the advisor had met the standards imposed by Retail Distribution Review

Industry groups supportive of formal recognition of financial planning as a profession

Advocis has moved to support new, stricter credentials and standards for those calling themselves "financial advisors"