"Canadians face a confusing array of financial services, financial advice, and investment vehicles all aimed at capturing their hard-earned savings. The Fund's resources are derived from OSC settlements. Those resources should be used to arm investors with information they can understand and apply to their personal situations, helping them to identify where their best interests lie, avoid costly mistakes and to make their best financial choices at all stages of their lives."
Julia practices corporate and securities law. Her clients include public and private issuers, registrants, individual investors and public sector organisations. Julia is an Adjunct Professor with the Osgoode Hall Law School and has been retained as an expert witness on business and regulatory subjects. She is the Chair of the Independent Review Committee of the Jovian group of funds, a member of the OBSI Consumer and Investor Advisory Council and an IIROC disciplinary hearing panellist.
Prior to entering private practice, Julia spent 18 years in a variety of senior positions with the Ontario Securities Commission, and was a special adviser to the federal Department of Finance under the Interchange Canada Program. She was named "Lawyer of the Year" by Institutional Investor's Compliance Reporter for her work on the OSC's innovative Fair Dealing Model Project, aimed at reforming regulation of retail financial services.
Julia led the Canadian Securities Administrators project to develop a cross-sector examination for financial planning proficiency. She has written and lectured extensively on legal and regulatory subjects.