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Howard Wetston, Q.C.

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Howard Wetston, Q.C.

Ministry of Finance

Howard Wetston, Q.C., has been nominated as the Chair and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC).

Mr. Wetston was appointed Chair of the Ontario Energy Board in 2003.  From 1999 to 2003, he served as Vice-Chair of the OSC.

Previously, Mr. Wetston was a Judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division, Appeal Division, and Director of Investigation and Research, Bureau of Competition Policy. He served as General Counsel to the Canadian Transport Commission, Assistant General Counsel to the National Energy Board, General Counsel to the Consumers' Association of Canada, Legal Counsel to the National Energy Board, Crown Counsel for the Department of Justice and Crown Counsel in the Nova Scotia Attorney General's Department.

Mr. Wetston is a member of the Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration Leadership Council (2008), a graduate of the Corporate Governance College Directors Education Program (2005) and a member of the Board of Directors of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto (2004).

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