Securities Law

BCN 2008/03 - Solicitation of New Members for the Securities Law Advisory Committee [BCN - Lapsed]

Published Date: 2008-01-18
Rescinded Date: 2012-07-13

The Commission is seeking expressions of interest from British Columbia securities law practitioners who are interested in becoming members of the Securities Law Advisory Committee (SLAC).

We are looking for one or two new members to replace members who have resigned or will retire.  Together with existing members, new members will provide a cross-section of expertise and cover the spectrum of securities law practice in British Columbia. We are particularly looking for in-house counsel of public companies to join the committee.

SLAC is a volunteer committee that advises the Commission on rules and policy initiatives, provides important feedback on capital market trends and acts as a consultative body on emerging or important issues. SLAC generally meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 8:30 to 10:00 am.

SLAC has up to 12 members, consisting of the Vice-Chair of the Securities Law Subsection of the British Columbia branch of the Canadian Bar Association and nine to eleven other members.  The Commission appoints these members from among practitioners who apply. Members serve three-year terms and will be considered for a second term of up to three years, if they are interested.

The terms of existing SLAC members are staggered, with four ending on March 31, 2008, four ending on March 31, 2009 and two ending on March 31, 2010. Some members whose term ends this year will likely be reappointed for a second term.  Following this search process, we expect to appoint one or two individuals for a first term of three years, starting on April 1, 2008 and ending on March 31, 2011. 

If you are a securities law practitioner, particularly in-house counsel, and would like to become a member of SLAC, please forward your resume to the attention of the Brenda Benham, Special Counsel, Market Relations no later than February 18, 2008. SLAC is an important link between the Commission and the securities bar. We look forward to the contribution new members will make to SLAC.

If you have any questions about the operation of the committee, please contact

Brenda Benham
British Columbia Securities Commission
(604) 899-6635

January 17, 2008

Douglas M. Hyndman

This Notice may refer to other documents. These documents can be found at the B.C. Securities Commission public website atwww.bcsc.bc.cain the section Securities Law & Policy: Policies & Instruments