New Brunswick Securities Commission

Stock exchange information seminar to be held in Saint John (10/01/22)

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Jan. 22, 2010

SAINT JOHN (CNB) - An information seminar about Canada's newest stock exchange, the Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX), will be held in Saint John on Wednesday, Feb. 10. It will be presented by the New Brunswick Securities Commission (NBSC) in partnership with the Saint John Board of Trade.

The seminar will run from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre, Market Square, Saint John. The session will be open to the public and will be free of charge. Pre-registration is required by calling the NBSC at 1-866-933-2222.

"We are pleased to host this seminar with the Saint John Board of Trade as part of our Fullsail capital markets initiative education series: Learning the Ropes," said Rick Hancox, executive director, NBSC. "As Canada's newest alternative market, the CNSX is another way for companies to access capital in New Brunswick."

The CNSX, based in Toronto, trades in equity securities for emerging companies. Company representatives will provide an introduction about the CNSX as well Pure Trading, a secondary market. The seminar will also address stock exchange competition in Canada and the opportunities unfolding with the evolution of multiple markets. The seminar will be of interest to business owners, lawyers, accountants and investment dealers.

"Partnering on this event with the NBSC provides our membership an opportunity to learn more about the options available to grow their business," said Imelda Gilman, president, Saint John Board of Trade.

The NBSC is an independent Crown corporation that regulates the securities industry in New Brunswick. Its mandate is to protect investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices and foster fair and efficient capital markets, as well as confidence in those markets.

The Saint John Board of Trade is a nationally accredited business organization with more than 1,000 members, representing 600 small, medium, and large businesses and organizations in Greater Saint John.


MEDIA CONTACTS: Michelle Robichaud, communications, New Brunswick Securities Commission, 506-643-7045,; Imelda Gilman, president, Saint John Board of Trade, 506-634-4157,