Speaker Profiles

The Honourable Thomas Hockin, P.C.

The Honourable Thomas Hockin, P.C.


Expert Panel on Securities Regulation

The Honourable Thomas Hockin, P.C.
Former Minister of State (Finance) and former President, Investment Funds
Institute of Canada (IFIC)

Mr. Hockin led the IFIC and the Canadian Institute of Financial Planning from 1994
to 2006. He is a former director of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Mutual
Fund Dealers Association, the Canadian Capital Markets Association and other
voluntary boards. As a Member of Parliament and a Minister of State (Finance),
he was responsible for the Blue Paper New Directions for the Financial Sector in
1986 and the Hockin-Kwinter Accord, which deals with the regulation of the securities-
related activities of federally regulated financial institutions. As Minister of
International Trade, he carried out the negotiations on the side accords to the North
American Free Trade Agreement in 1993. As a former professor, he is the author
of several scholarly articles and four books. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor
of Commerce by Ryerson University in 2006 for his contribution to public and
academic life and for his volunteer work. Mr. Hockin has a business degree from
the University of Western Ontario, a master’s degree in public administration, and
a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University.

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