Issues Committee

Committee Mandate

The Committee will support the priorities of CIRI’s business plan by informing members of the issues, explaining their impact on IROs and developing a formal CIRI position if one is warranted. These issues will be considered in a broad context to ensure that CIRI’s position upholds the transparency and integrity of the capital markets.

When there is an opportunity to comment on proposed regulatory changes, the Committee will evaluate the relevance and potential impact of such proposed changes and prepare the necessary comments for submission. 

If the issue is important enough to the IR profession, the Issues Committee will alert the CIRI Board who will determine whether CIRI will proactively advocate on behalf of the membership. If beneficial, CIRI will seek alliances with other associations in support of its cause.

Committee Members

  • Mauk Breukels

    Vice President, IR & Corp. Affairs
    Finning International Inc.

    Tel: (604) 331-4934
  • David Carey

    Senior VP, Capital Markets
    ARC Resources Ltd.

    Tel: (403) 509-6585
  • Cristina Circelli

    Depty Corp. Sec. & Gen. Counsel
    Canadian National Railway Company

    Tel: (514) 399-4135
  • MaryLou Frazer, CPIR

    Sr. Dir. Investor & Fin. Comm.

    Tel: (416) 980-4111
  • Eleanor Fritz

    Director, Compliance & Discl.
    Toronto Stock Exchange

    Tel: (416) 947-4596
  • Chris Hicks

    Principal, Knowledge Dvlpmt.
    Canadian Inst of Chart?d Acc?ts

    Tel: (416) 204-3233
  • Salisha Hosein

    Director PD & Communications

    Tel: (426) 364-8200 x 228
  • George Kesteven

    Manager, Corp. & IR
    Sterling Resources Ltd.

    Tel: (403) 215-9265
  • Yvette Lokker

    President & CEO

    Tel: (416) 364-8200
  • Tracy Lutz

    President & CEO
    Keystone Investor Relations Inc.

    Tel: (403) 256-4872
  • Jane Maciel

    Publications Specialist & EA

    Tel: (416) 364-8200
  • Jerry Ormiston

    Ormiston & Associates

    Tel: (416) 239-0657
  • Richard Wertheim

    Managing Partner
    Wertheim & Company Inc.

    Tel: (416) 594-1600
  • Elaine Wyatt

    Wyatt Strategic Communications

    Tel: (416) 569-8982

The Power of Volunteers


Through the dedication of 60+ volunteers who donate their expertise and time to CIRI, we are able to further our mandate.

These collective efforts contribute to the transparency and integrity of the Canadian capital market by advancing the practice of investor relations, the professional competency of our members and the stature of the profession.

Thank you to all who have given generously of their time and expertise.

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  • Thank You To CIRI's 2010 National Strategic Partners
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