Who is the Ontario Securities Commission?
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is the regulatory body responsible for regulating the province's capital markets, according to a mandate established in the Securities Act (Ontario) and the Commodity Futures Act (Ontario). The Commission is a self-funded Crown corporation, accountable to the Legislature through the Minister of Finance.
It administers and enforces securities legislation in the Province of Ontario. Its mandate is to:
- Provide protection to investors from unfair, improper and fraudulent practices; and;
- Foster fair and efficient capital markets.
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