Josée Turcotte, LL.L, J.D, LL.M, ICD.D. Of the Quebec and Ontario bars
Josée Turcotte is the Secretary to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). She has an extensive background and expertise in regulation, including competition law and securities law, public law, corporate governance and administrative justice issues. Of note, she served as Deputy Secretary and as Independent Adjudicative Counsel to the OSC, as Senior Legal Counsel to the federal Competition Tribunal, and as Competition Law Officer in the Mergers Branch at the Competition Bureau. She started her legal career in private practice at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP.
Ms. Turcotte holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in business law from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Civil Law degree with honours (LL.L.), and a Juris Doctor degree with honours (J.D.) from the University of Ottawa. She is a member in good standing of both the Ontario and Quebec bars. She also graduated from the Queen’s Executive Program, and the Directors Education Program by the Rotman School of Business and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and holds an ICD.D designation.
She is an active member of various professional associations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR), the Board of Directors of the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals (CCAT), the Executive Committee of the Public Sector Lawyers Section of the Ontario Bar Association (2009-present) where she has been elected the Chair of the Section. She previously served on the Executive Committee of the Administrative Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association (2009-2012), as a Trustee of the Toronto Lawyers Association (2008-2012), on the Organizing Committee of the SOAR’s annual Conference (2006-2011), on the Conference Organizing Committee of CCAT (2011-2013) and as Co-Chair of the CCAT’s 6th International Conference and 29th Annual Conference (2013).
Ms. Turcotte served as a Part-time Law Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa (the Evidence course) and as a Program Faculty Member at Osgoode Hall Law School, (Securities Litigation and Enforcement Course; and Foundations of Securities Regulation: Theories and Concepts), and is a frequent guest lecturer in academic settings and speaker on topics such as securities litigation, corporate governance, public law and administrative justice issues. In addition to her work at the OSC, Ms. Turcotte previously served on, and continues to serve on not-for-profit Boards of Directors and Board Committees. She is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of The Canadian MedicAlert Foundation and serves on its Board Committees.