Jun 29, 2018
By Michael Kramer
The Ontario Securities Commission says its two-year-old whistleblower program has generated about 200 tips from the public – and so far, 19 of the tips were found to warrant further action – including 15 that are associated with active investigations.
The O-S-C says 45 tips are still under review, while 68 are in the process of being shared with other operating branches of the commission or another regulator for further action.
The whistleblower program accepts tips on possible violations of Ontario securities law – and offers protections for individuals who come forward – as well as compensation of up to five-million dollars for tips that lead to enforcement action.