News Release - August 30, 2001
NEW SECURITIES COMMISSION APPOINTED
Dave Wild has been appointed Chair of the Saskatchewan Securities
Also appointed today were Dale Hilmer, Bill Ready, Q.C., and Janice
Stratichuk. Vice-chair Art Wakabayashi was re-appointed to the commission.
"The knowledge and experience these individuals bring to the Commission
will benefit the people of Saskatchewan," Justice and Intergovernmental
Affairs Minister Chris Axworthy said. "I am certain they will each play an
important role in protecting investors and consumers in Saskatchewan."
Wild is currently the Superintendent of Pensions with the Pensions Benefits
Branch of Saskatchewan Justice. He will retain this role while serving as
chair. Wild was recently appointed to the national joint forum of pension,
securities and insurance regulators by the Canadian Association of Pension
Wakabayashi had a distinguished career as a senior provincial and federal
civil servant. He was recently appointed to the Order of Canada and has
been elected Chancellor of the University of Regina.
Hillmer has extensive experience with the credit union sector in
Saskatchewan, and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Co-operative
Superannuation Pension Plan, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Pension Plan and
the Co-op Insurance Pension Plan.
Ready is a distinguished Saskatchewan lawyer with an extensive background
in securities law, and served for 27 years on the board of the Roy Nat
Fund. He is currently retired from active practice.
Stratichuk is a chartered accountant and former partner of Orr and Company
Chartered Accountants, with considerable experience in the oil and gas
Axworthy also thanked the outgoing commission, particularly Chairperson
Marcel de la Gorgendiere, Q.C., for their distinguished service. De la
Gorgendiere is retiring after 12 years on the commission.
The Saskatchewan Securities Commission protects investors by administering
The Securities Act, 1988, and regulating the investment industry in
For more information, contact:
Phone: (306) 787-6043