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BCSC responds to assertions from Joven Narwal and South Asian Society Against Discrimination

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Vancouver – Brenda Leong, the Chair and CEO of the B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC), has issued the following response to statements from lawyer Joven Narwal and the South Asian Society Against Discrimination: 

“The BCSC carries out its responsibilities in a fair, unbiased, and impartial manner; these are the principles we live by. We are committed to fostering the participation of all British Columbians in the investment markets – as entrepreneurs, directors and officers, members of the investment industry, and as investors. Mr. Narwal has made some serious, unsubstantiated assertions. We take any concerns about the integrity of our processes very seriously. We are reaching out to Mr. Narwal for more information."

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