According to an article in today's Globe and Mail, the OSC has been "widening the net" as it investigates potential cases of insider trading in advance of major corporate deals and announcements. OSC enforcement director Tom Atkinson is cited as stating that the sources of insider trading are rarely executives of a company but, rather, employees of the law, accounting, consulting and investment firms involved in deals.

The article also discusses the OSC's new Trade Nexus software, which "allows the OSC to search trading data and look for patterns using numerous variables. It can also be used to identify webs of connections as investigators check to see whether more than one person is involved in a case."