On November 1, the Ontario Securities Commission hosted OSC Dialogue 2011, a conference featuring sessions with securities regulators and industry participants.

In his opening remarks, Ontario Securities Commission Chair Howard Wetston discussed the OSC's strategic direction and its role in policy development. Specifically, Mr. Wetston considered the changes in Canadian equity markets, including the move to multiple marketplaces, the recent proposals to strengthen enforcement and the need for investor protection.

Meanwhile, other sessions of interest to market participants included discussions of M&A trends, investor issues and regulatory developments. The OSC has now posted audio files of the various sessions on the conference webpage.