FAIR Canada issued a press release on November 6, 2019 to announce the appointment of three new members to its board of directors, Wanda Morris, Pat Foran and Line Deslandes. These additions to our board of directors enhance our national perspective and add to the strength of our organization. We welcome the new directors to FAIR Canada.
is a Vancouver based CPA and social activist with over three decades of business experience, and a campaigner, advocate and media commentator. She is a former columnist for Post Media (Grey Matters) and Zoomer Magazine. Ms. Morris has led public advocacy campaigns on a number of issues including investor protections, pension security, medically assisted dying, and improving safety in long-term care. She is the Chair of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investment's Consumer and Investor Advisory Council, a past member of the Ontario Securities Commission's Seniors Expert Advisory Committee and a Board Member of Obesity Canada. Wanda holds a B.Comm from the University of Calgary and a Masters of Arts Degree in Transforming Spirituality from Seattle University.
is an award winning journalist with the CTV for over 40 years. He is the Consumer Advocate for CTV and currently hosts CTV Toronto's "Consumer Alert". Pat has helped consumers recover millions of dollars, exposed scams, warned about unsafe products and passed on countless money saving tips to the public. He is also the author of four national bestselling books on consumer and financial issues. His latest is "The Smart, Savy Young Consumer", designed to help young Canadians spend and save wisely.
has worked in finance and capital markets for close to 20 years, providing legal services and leading legal and compliance teams for banks, portfolio managers and investment funds in Canada, Europe and the U.S. including National Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, State Street Global Advisors, O'Leary Funds and FORT L.P. Line has also worked as consultant to the World Bank Group advising on capital markets issues.
"FAIR Canada is pleased to have these experienced individuals with their diverse and extensive backgrounds join the board of directors. They bring their extensive knowledge of investors rights and consumer advocacy to FAIR. We look forward to their contributions to FAIR's mission of being a leading national voice for investors in securities regulation, said Guy Lemoine, Co-Chair"
"With the addition of these new members of the board of directors who provide their perspectives and experiences from Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, FAIR Canada has enhanced its strength as an advocate for the rights of individual investors and the integrity and fairness of the Canadian capital markets, said Ellen Roseman, Co-Chair."