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By-Law 4.08 Investments

The Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario is proposing to strengthen its existing By-Law 4.08 to ensure the College's investment strategies at all times assure the preservation of its accrued capital accompanied by modest fund growth when the financial sector is stable.

The Council is aware of its fiduciary accountability that the fees paid by licensed members adequately and responsibly support the legislated mandate of the Veterinarians Act. The Council assures funds for annual operations and for a reserve to manage capital and unforeseen expenditures related to its work. Any funds in reserve are invested under the direction of By-Law 4.08.

With the advice of RBC Securities, the Council is proposing a change to the By-Law. This change limits any high risk options of investment strategy and increases safety in the investment options. The approach is conservative and reduces a potential loss that can only be managed by a fee increase. The Council is keen to use its income wisely in the public interest.

The proposed change is as follows:

Current By-Law Proposed By-Law
4.08 - Investments 4.08 - Investments

All monies belonging to the College may only be deposited or invested according to a College policy in place from time to time and in one or more of the following:

(i) A major chartered bank or trust company or brokerage house;

(ii) Securities of the Government of Canada, the Government of any Province of Canada, or any municipal corporation in any Province of Canada.

(iii) Securities, the payment of principal and interest of which is guaranteed by the Government of Canada, or the Government of a Province of Canada.

All monies belonging to the College may only be deposited or invested in fixed income or debt securities with a minimum Dominion Bond Rating System (DBRS) rating of A or higher, and in one or more of the following:

(i) A major chartered bank or trust company;

(ii) Securities of the Government of Canada, the Government of any Province of Canada, or any municipal corporation in any Province of Canada.

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