Equity Crowdfunding


Equity Crowdfunding: Boon or Bust?, March 27, 2013

The Ontario Securities Commission has issued a consultation paper asking whether the practice of equity crowdfunding should be permitted in Ontario.   The University of Toronto Faculty of Law's Centre for Innovation Law and Policy and Centre for the Legal Profession have invited a panel of distinguished experts to discuss whether equity crowdfunding will stimulate economic growth – or the business of fraud.

Speakers included:

  • Professor Anita Anand, U of T
  • Brian Koscak, Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada
  • Professor Jeffrey MacIntosh, U of T
  • Ermanno Pascutto, FAIR Canada
  • James Turner, Vice Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission
  • Darren Westlake, CEO of Crowdcube (via Skype, from the UK)


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