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Bulletin #0703-M

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Paige Ward
General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Vice President, Policy
Membership Information

Annual General and Special Meeting of Members

The MFDA held its 2016 Annual General and Special Meeting of Members (“AGM”) on December 1, 2016.

At the AGM, Hugh McNabney and Vince Valenti were approved as Public Directors of the Corporation, each to hold office for a three-year term, or until their successors have been appointed. Rick Annaert, Patricia Callon, Kirk Dudtschak and Mark Kinzel were approved as Industry Directors of the Corporation, each to hold office for a two-year term or until their successors have been appointed. Members also approved the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as auditors for the Corporation.

In addition, Members approved proposed amendments to MFDA Rules 2.3 (Power of Attorney/Limited Trading Authority/Discretionary Trading) as set out in the meeting materials circulated with the Notice of Meeting. The proposed amendments are currently awaiting approval/non-objection by the recognizing regulators.

Effective December 1, 2016, the following individuals are members of the MFDA Board of Directors:

Public Directors

Steven Glover, MBA, FCA

Chief Financial Officer

Clearview Resources Ltd.

(Canmore, Alberta)

Les O’Brien, Q.C.                 

Former Chair, Nova Scotia Securities Commission

(Halifax, Nova Scotia)


Hugh McNabney, CPA (Retired)

Corporate Director

(Orillia, Ontario)


Barbara Shourounis, LL.B.

Former Director, Saskatchewan Financial

Services Commission

(Regina, Saskatchewan)


Christopher Nicholls, BA, LLB., LLM., MPA

Professor of Business Law

Western University

(London, Ontario)


Vince Valenti, MBA


Valenti Holdings Inc.

(Manotick, Ontario)


Industry Directors

Rick Annaert, CPA, CMA

President & Chief Executive Officer

Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc.

(Toronto, Ontario)

Sonny Goldstein, CFP


Goldstein Financial Investments Inc.

(Toronto, Ontario)

Patricia Callon, LL.B., BA (Hons)

Senior Vice-President & General Counsel

Sun Life Financial Canada

(Toronto, Ontario)

Mark Kinzel, BA

Executive Vice-President, Financial Services

Investors Group Inc.

(Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Kirk Dudtschak, MBA

President & Chief Executive Officer

Royal Mutual Funds Inc.

(Toronto, Ontario)

David Losier, CPA, CGA

Vice-President & CFO, Fédération des caisse populaire acadiennes ltée and

General Manager, Acadia Financial Services Inc. and Acadia Life

(Caraquet, New Brunswick)


Ex Officio Director

Mark T. Gordon, LL.B.                                

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada

(Toronto, Ontario)


Christopher Nicholls was appointed Chair and Barbara Shourounis was appointed Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors.

The MFDA will hold its 2017 AGM on November 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern) at the St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre, 150 King Street West, 27th Floor, Toronto, Ontario.