Press release

Claude Baril appointed as syndic of the chambre de la sécurité financière

As a manager and lawyer, Ms. Baril brings a wealth of diverse experience in the financial, regulatory, and disciplinary law fields. Through her previous responsibilities, notably as the head of the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Department of the Regulation Division of Bourse de Montréal Inc. (TMX Group), she has demonstrated her unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest regulatory and ethical standards.

"I am pleased to welcome Ms. Baril, who will play a crucial role within the CSF in ensuring the integrity of professionals and the protection of consumers of financial products and services. As Syndic, her mission will be to ensure that advisors regulated by the CSF adhere to the highest professional standards, thereby maintaining the public's trust in our industry," highlighted Marie Elaine Farley, President, and CEO.

"It is a privilege for me to accept this responsibility, and I am proud to join a respected organization that plays a central role in public protection. The financial advice and services offered by the professionals overseen by the CSF are much needed by Quebecers, and professional oversight remains essential in such a complex sector as the financial industry," stated Ms. Baril.

The Chambre de la sécurité financière takes this opportunity to commend Gilles Ouimet, who served as Syndic from 2018 to 2023, acknowledging the excellence of his work and his contribution to the CSF’s evolution. The arrival of Ms. Baril will further advance the CSF’s commitment to the public and its members. 

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