The Honourable Mr. Wetston, Senator was appointed to the Senate of Canada and assumed office on November 10, 2016. Mr. Wetston also serves as counsel emeritus at Goodmans LLP. He is a distinguished lawyer with a breadth of experience and expertise in competition law and policy, securities regulation, energy regulation and administrative law. In 2016, Mr. Wetston was awarded the Order of Canada for his significant contributions as a public servant, jurist and regulator.
Mr. Wetston has served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), as Vice-Chair of the OSC, and as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Energy Board. During his time as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the OSC, Mr. Wetston played a significant role in Canadian and international securities regulatory bodies by serving as a senior member of the Canadian Securities Administrators and as a Vice-Chair of the International Organization of Securities Commissions. Mr. Wetston has served as a Judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division, an ex-officio member of the Federal Court's Appeal Division, and Director of Investigations and Research at the Bureau of Competition Policy.
Mr. Wetston is a Senior Fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute and has served on several advisory boards, including the Program on Ethics in Law and Business at the University of Toronto, and the Shannon School of Business at Cape Breton University. He is an advisory board member of Spark Power Corp. Mr. Wetston is also a Trustee of the International Valuations Standards Council and the C.D. Howe Institute's Competition Policy Counsel.
Mr. Wetston holds a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Science from Mount Allison University, and holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He has also received special recognition as a Board Diversity Champion from Catalyst Canada Honours. Mr. Wetston holds honorary doctorate degrees from Cape Breton University and Dalhousie University, and he is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Mr. Wetston currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd.