For Immediate Release
February 17, 2006

CSA releases an Introduction to the Canadian Securities Administrators

Montreal - The Canadian Securities Administrators today released a report entitled an Introduction to the Canadian Securities Administrators. The report explains how the CSA functions. It describes the organization’s structure, its tools and processes, its national systems like SEDAR, and spells out its mission, guiding principles and goals. The report explains how enforcement activities are carried out in Canada, and major committee works, for example in investment funds and investor education.

Jean St-Gelais, Chair of CSA, said that “the CSA are happy to publish this document to help market participants better understand our organization and how it functions.”

The report  (Acrobat847KB PDF) can be found on the CSA website at www.csa-acvm.ca and on many provincial regulators’ sites. The CSA is the council of the securities regulators of Canada's provinces and territories whose objectives are to improve, coordinate and harmonize regulation of the Canadian capital markets.