Supreme Court to hear securities regulator issue

CBC News

The Supreme Court of Canada is set for two days of hearings into the controversial issue of the constitutionality of a national securities regulator today.

The federal government, as well as the provinces of Quebec and Alberta, will argue the issue in Canada’s top court on Wednesday.

Canada’s Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has been pushing for a number of years for a single regulator to govern the country’s financial markets.

Canada is the only country in the G20 that does not have a national securities regulator.

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