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Garth Foster Toronto Lawyer

Garth J. Foster

Partner Fasken
Plans to implement enhanced regulation of the fixed income market will improve market integrity.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1992
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Garth Foster’s practice is focused on investment funds, registration and regulatory compliance. He also works with both public and private investment funds, including exchange traded funds.

Frequently advises clients on the creation of new funds and associated matters. Garth has also been involved in drafting fund documents, advisory agreements and distribution materials. He has drafted numerous applications for exemptive relief, and has been involved in various mutual fund and regulatory acquisitions.

Garth also provides ongoing compliance and registration advice to advisors, dealers and investment fund managers, including mock audits.

A frequent commentator on policy initiatives in the investment funds, registration and regulatory compliance law areas, Garth’s expertise has been recognized by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers.


Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLB University of Toronto
  • B Comm Queen's University

Community involvement

  • Active member of Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Policy Committee, Canadian ETF Association
  • Member, Working Group Committee, CSA Consultation on the Self-Regulatory Organization Framework, Canadian ETF Association
  • Member, Industry, Regulation & Tax Committee of Portfolio Management Association of Canada
  • Member, Working Group Committee, Client Focused Reforms, Portfolio Management Association of Canada 
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association


Fasken Institute



Article Alberta Securities Commission to Introduce Participation Fee Model for Reporting Issuers Timely Disclosure
Article Relief from certain Client Relationship Model Phase 2 (CRM2) Amendments Timely Disclosure

Speaking Engagements

Reducing Regulatory Burden in Ontario’s Capital Markets PMAC - Compliance Officers’ Network Meeting
Emerging Global Regulatory Hot Topics: Regulator and Industry Perspectives KPMG Asset Management Forum
Regulatory Compliance Panel Presentation Presented to CSA Registration Branch Personnel


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