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Hearings usually take place at British Columbia Securities Commission, 12th Floor, 701 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC. Hearings usually start at 10 am each hearing day. Further information about hearings

Hearing schedule

Hearing dates or statusHearing information
04/25/2014;
Weiqing Jane Jin; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Insider trading
Panel: Judith Downes - Chair, Brent W. Aitken, George C. Glover
Note: Hearing concluded. On April 25, 2014, the Panel will hear the parties' submissions on liability.
04/29/2014;
Hudbay Minerals Inc.; Augusta Resource Corporation; Executive Director
Hearing type: Take-over bid/issuer bid
Panel: Nigel P Cave - Chair, Judith Downes, George C. Glover, Don Rowlatt
Note: On April 29, 2014 the Commission will hear HudBay Minerals Inc.'s application to cease trade any securities issued or to be issued under or in connection with Augusta Resource Corporation's shareholder rights plan.
04/29/2014;
Siu Mui "Debbie" Wong; Siu Kon "Bonnie" Soo; Wheatland Industrial Park Inc.; 1300302 Alberta Inc.; D & E Arctic Investments Inc.; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Fraud; Illegal distribution
Panel: Audrey T. Ho - Chair, Brent W. Aitken, Judith Downes, Suzanne K Wiltshire
Note: On February 6, 2014, the Commission adjourned the hearing. The Commission will hold a hearing management meeting on April 29, 2014 at 9:30am.
05/01/2014 - 05/02/2014;
David Michael Michaels; 509802 BC Ltd. dba Michaels Wealth Management Group; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Fraud; Misrepresentation; Trading without registration
Panel: Brent W. Aitken - Chair, Don Rowlatt
Note: Hearing concluded. The parties' submissions on liability are due April 29, 2014. On May 1, 2014, the Panel will hear the parties' submissions on liability.
05/05/2014;
Starflick.com; Executive Director
Hearing type: Review
Panel: Suzanne K Wiltshire - Chair, Nigel P Cave, Christopher D Farber
Note: Starflick.com has requested a review and stay of the Executive Director's decision dated December 5, 2013. On January 16, 2014, the Panel dismissed Starflick.com’s application for a stay of the decision. The hearing is scheduled to start on May 5, 2014.
05/06/2014;
Kunekt Corporation; Mark Bruk; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest
Panel: Brent W. Aitken - Chair, Don Rowlatt
Note: Temporary order issued and on April 8, 2011, the Commission extended the temporary order until a hearing is held and a decision rendered. The Commission will hold a hearing management meeting on May 6, 2014 at 9:30am.
05/12/2014 - 05/16/2014;
Streamline Properties Inc.; 0772835 B.C. Ltd.; Local 1661 Building Inc.; Almaval Building Inc.; Jeffrey Karl Wiegel; Michael Jerome Knight; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Fraud; Illegal distribution; Contravening a decision
Panel: Nigel P Cave - Chair, George C. Glover, Audrey T. Ho, Don Rowlatt
Note: The hearing is scheduled to start on May 12, 2014. The Commission is scheduling a hearing management meeting.
05/13/2014;
Forum National Investments Ltd.; Daniel Clozza; Martin Tutschek; Grant Curtis; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest
Panel: Brent W. Aitken - Chair
Note: Temporary order issued on July 20, 2012. On July 31 and August 1, 2012, the Panel heard the Executive Director's application to extend the temporary order. On August 8, 2012, the Panel dismissed the application and revoked the temporary order. The Commission will hold a hearing management meeting on May 13, 2014 at 9:00am.
05/21/2014;
Doris Elizabeth Nelson; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: False or misleading statements to the commission; Fraud; Illegal distribution
Panel: Suzanne K Wiltshire - Chair, Judith Downes, Audrey T. Ho
Note: On April 22, 2013, the Panel adjourned the hearing and issued a Temporary Order until a hearing is held and a decision is rendered. The Commission will set a date for the hearing on May 21, 2014 at 9:00am.
05/22/2014 - 05/23/2014;
Doreen Lowe; Marco Myatovic; Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC); Executive Director
Hearing type: Review
Panel: George C. Glover - Chair, Nigel P Cave, Gordon L. Holloway, Don Rowlatt
Note: Doreen Lowe and Marco Myatovic have requested a review of IIROC's liability and sanction decisions dated July 31, 2012 and April 23, 2013, respectively. On May 27, 2013, the Commission granted a stay of IIROC's April 23, 2013 sanction decision and on December 30, extended the stay until the disposition of the review. The hearing is scheduled to start on May 22, 2014.
06/04/2014; 07/14/2014 - 07/15/2014;
Robert Launder; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest; Insider trading
Panel: Judith Downes - Chair, Nigel P Cave, Don Rowlatt
Note: The hearing is scheduled to start on July 14, 2014. The Commission will hold a hearing management meeting on June 4, 2014, at 10:00am.
06/09/2014 - 06/12/2014;
Douglas William Falconer Wood; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest; False or misleading statements to the commission; Insider trading
Panel: Judith Downes - Chair, Nigel P Cave, Gordon L. Holloway, Don Rowlatt
Note: The hearing is scheduled to start on June 9, 2014.
06/16/2014 - 06/18/2014;
Hong Liang Zhong; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Fraud; Misrepresentation; Trading without registration
Panel: Audrey T. Ho - Chair, George C. Glover, Gordon L. Holloway
Note: The hearing is scheduled to start on June 16, 2014.
06/18/2014 - 06/19/2014;
Roberta Merlin McIntosh (aka Bert McIntosh, Roberta Sims, Roberta Butcher, and Roberta Mayer); Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest; Misrepresentation; Advising without registration
Panel: Judith Downes - Chair, Nigel P Cave, Christopher D Farber, Don Rowlatt
Note: The hearing is scheduled to start on June 18, 2014.
09/02/2014;
Lynne Rae Nickford (aka Lynne Rae Zlotnik dba Lynne Zlotnik Wealth Management); Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Fraud
Panel: Suzanne K Wiltshire - Chair
Note: On November 2, 2012, the Commission, by consent, issued a temporary order until a hearing is held and a decision rendered. On October 2, 2013, the Panel adjourned the hearing generally. The Commission will hold a hearing management meeting on September 2, 2014 at 9:30am.
09/08/2014 - 09/12/2014;
Robert Frederick Weicker; Amina Umutoni Weicker; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Insider trading; Tipping
Panel: Nigel P Cave - Chair, George C. Glover, Audrey T. Ho, Gordon L. Holloway
Note: The hearing is scheduled to start on September 8, 2014.
10/08/2014; 01/12/2015 - 01/15/2015;
SPYru Inc; Paradox Distributors (1992) Ltd.; Echo Partners Ltd.; U-GO Brands Nutritional Products Inc.; Peter David Harris; Lorne Neil Cire; Christopher Andrew Burke; Millard Michael Kwasnek; Joseph Yvan JeanClaude Thibert a.k.a John Thibert; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: False or misleading statements to the commission; Illegal distribution
Panel: Audrey T. Ho - Chair, Brent W. Aitken, Judith Downes
Note: Temporary order issued. On March 13, 2014, the Panel extended the temporary order until a hearing is held and a decision rendered. The Commission will hold a hearing management meeting on October 8, 2014 at 9:00am. The hearing is scheduled to start on January 12, 2015.
10/14/2014 - 10/17/2014; 10/20/2014 - 10/24/2014;
Alnoor Ramji; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest; Failure to file
Panel: Nigel P Cave - Chair, Audrey T. Ho, Gordon L. Holloway
Note: The hearing is scheduled to start on October 14, 2014.
10/14/2014; 01/12/2015 - 01/20/2015;
EagleMark Ventures, LLC; Richard Lian (aka Richard Terry Ruuska); Enna M. Keller; Falcon Holdings, LLC; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Fraud; Illegal distribution; Misrepresentation; Trading without registration; Contravening a decision
Panel: George C. Glover - Chair, Gordon L. Holloway, Don Rowlatt
Note: Temporary order issued and on March 12, 2012, the Commission, by consent, extended the temporary order until a hearing is held and a decision is rendered. The Commission will hold a hearing management meeting on October 14, 2014, at 9:00am. The hearing is scheduled to start on January 12, 2015.
10/29/2014 - 11/04/2014;
Wireless Wizard Technologies Inc.; Raymond Michael Roger Sasseville; Edith Marie Sasseville; Richard Keller; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest; Illegal distribution; Trading without registration
Panel: Judith Downes - Chair, Nigel P Cave, George C. Glover, Don Rowlatt
Note: The hearing is scheduled to start on October 29, 2014.
11/07/2014;
Bank Gutenberg AG; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest; Trading without registration
Panel: Suzanne K Wiltshire - Chair, Audrey T. Ho, Don Rowlatt
Note: Temporary order issued August 7, 2013. On August 22, 2013, the Panel, by consent, extended the temporary order until a hearing is held and a decision is rendered, and adjourned the hearing generally. The Commission will hold a hearing management meeting on November 7, 2014 at 9:00am.
11/10/2014; 11/12/2014 - 11/14/2014; 11/17/2014 - 11/21/2014; 11/24/2014 - 11/28/2014; 12/01/2014 - 12/03/2014; 12/05/2014; 12/08/2014 - 12/09/2014;
Jon Richard Carnes; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest; Fraud
Panel: Nigel P Cave - Chair, Judith Downes, Audrey T. Ho
Note: The hearing is scheduled to start on November 10, 2014.
Hearing in writing
Lance McManne; Orbuttron Ltd.; Orbuttron Sound Waves II Ltd.; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: False or misleading statements to the commission; Fraud; Illegal distribution
Panel: Brent W. Aitken - Chair, George C. Glover, Gordon L. Holloway
Note: This hearing will be conducted in writing. On January 10, 2014, the panel adjourned the hearing generally. Mr. McManne will provide an update to the commission secretary by April 11, 2014.
Action pending
Adis Golic (also known as Ady Golic); Adcapital Industries Inc.; Ad Capital U.S. Inc.; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Illegal distribution; Trading without registration
Panel: Brent W. Aitken - Chair
Note: Temporary order issued and extended until a hearing is held and a decision rendered. On March 24, 2009 the panel chair adjourned the hearing generally, pending the outcome of criminal charges against Golic related to the allegations in the notice of hearing. On October 17, 2011, Golic was found guilty of two Securities Act charges. On February 17, 2012, he was sentenced to 60 days in jail and ordered to pay $40,000 in restitution. On June 26, 2013, the Executive Director applied for orders pursuant to sections 161(1) and (6)(a) of the Act. Mr. Golic has until August 2, 2013 to respond to the application.
Action pending
BigFoot Recreation & Ski Area Ltd.; Ronald Stephen McHaffie; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Fraud; Illegal distribution
Panel: Brent W. Aitken - Chair, Audrey T. Ho, Don Rowlatt
Note: Hearing concluded. The Panel's decision is due April 22, 2014.
Action pending
Carolann Steinhoff; Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada; Executive Director
Hearing type: Review
Panel: Brent W. Aitken - Chair, Audrey T. Ho, Don Rowlatt
Note: Hearing concluded. The Panel issued its Decision on January 15, 2014. Ms. Steinhoff has applied for a variation of the Commission's January 15, 2014 decision. This hearing will be conducted in writing. The parties' submissions are due May 1, 2014.
Action pending
Catherine Deborah Jones; Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC); Executive Director
Hearing type: Review
Note: Ms. Jones has requested a review of IIROC's liability decision dated December 16, 2013 and sanction decision dated March 31, 2014. The applicant's statement of points is due May 16, 2014.
Action pending
Colin Robert Hugh McCabe; Erwin Thomas Speckert; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest; False or misleading statements to the commission; Misrepresentation
Panel: Brent W. Aitken - Chair, Judith Downes, Don Rowlatt
Note: Hearing concluded. The Panel's findings are due.
Action pending
Daniel Grant McGee; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Illegal distribution; Misrepresentation
Panel: Audrey T. Ho - Chair, Brent W. Aitken, Don Rowlatt
Note: Hearing concluded. The Panel's findings are due June 9, 2014.
Action pending
Daveed Zarr (formerly known as Asi Lalky); Zarr Energy Corporation; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Illegal distribution; Misrepresentation; Trading without registration
Panel: George C. Glover - Chair, Brent W. Aitken, Gordon L. Holloway
Note: Hearing concluded. On March 10, 2014, the Panel heard the parties' oral submissions on liability and reserved its decision. The Panel's findings are due June 9, 2014.
Action pending
IAC-Independent Academies Canada Inc.; Micron Systems Inc.; Theodore Robert Everett; Leonard George Ralph; Robert H. Duke; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Fraud; Contravening a decision
Panel: Brent W. Aitken - Chair, Audrey T. Ho, Gordon L. Holloway
Note: On March 4, 2013, the Commission, by consent, extended the temporary order until a hearing is held and a decision is rendered. On October 1, 2013, the Executive Director entered into a settlement agreement with Leonard George Ralph and discontinued proceedings against him. The Panel issued its findings against the remaining respondents on March 13, 2014. The parties’ sanction submissions are due May 9, 2014.
Action pending
Independence Energy Corp.; Bruce Thomson; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Disclosure violations; False or misleading statements to the commission
Panel: Brent W. Aitken - Chair, Gordon L. Holloway, Suzanne K Wiltshire
Note: Hearing concluded: The Panel's decision is due May 5, 2014.
Action pending
Michael Patrick Lathigee; Earle Douglas Pasquill; FIC Real Estate Projects Ltd.; FIC Foreclosure Fund Ltd.; WBIC Canada Ltd.; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Fraud
Panel: Brent W. Aitken - Chair, Judith Downes, Audrey T. Ho
Note: Hearing concluded. The Panel's findings are due.
Action pending
Nicolette Mainardi; Carina Van Der Walt; Executive Director
Hearing type: Review
Panel: Brent W. Aitken - Chair, Judith Downes, George C. Glover, Audrey T. Ho
Note: The applicants have applied to the Commission for various orders in relation to an order issued under section 148 of the Securities Act. On February 26, 2014, the Panel heard this application and reserved its decision.
Action pending
Nisaanth Pushpanathan; Executive Director
Hearing type: Review
Note: Mr. Pushpanathan has requested a review of the Executive Director's decision dated February 11, 2014. The Commission will set a date for the hearing after it receives the applicant's statement of points and the Executive Director's record.
Action pending
Oriens Travel & Hotel Management Corp.; Alexander Anderson; Ken Chua; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Illegal distribution; Misrepresentation
Panel: Suzanne K Wiltshire - Chair, Judith Downes, Audrey T. Ho
Note: Hearing concluded. The Panel issued its findings on March 13, 2014. The parties’ sanction submissions are due May 1, 2014.
Action pending
Raj S. Kapany; TSX Venture Exchange; Executive Director
Hearing type: Review
Panel: Brent W. Aitken - Chair
Note: Mr. Kapany has requested a review of the TSX Venture Exchange’s decision dated December 6, 2013. The Commission will set a date for the hearing after it receives the applicant's statement of points.
Action pending
Rashida Samji; Rashida Samji Notary Corporation; Samji & Assoc. Holdings Inc.; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Fraud
Panel: Brent W. Aitken - Chair, Judith Downes, Gordon L. Holloway
Note: Hearing concluded. The Panel's findings are due June 10, 2014.
Action pending
Robert Bruce Rush; Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada; Executive Director
Hearing type: Review
Note: Mr. Rush has requested a review of the MFDA's decision dated February 2, 2014.
Action pending
Robert Waters; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Illegal distribution; Trading without registration
Panel: Brent W. Aitken - Chair, Judith Downes, Gordon L. Holloway
Note: Hearing concluded. The Panel's findings are due May 26, 2014.
Action pending
Rudolf Walter Brenner; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Disclosure violations; False or misleading statements to the commission
Panel: George C. Glover - Chair, Nigel P Cave, Gordon L. Holloway, Suzanne K Wiltshire
Note: Hearing concluded. The Panel's decision is due June 22, 2014.
Action pending
Strategic Global Investments (dba SGI Traders SA); Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Fraud; Trading without registration
Panel: George C. Glover - Chair, Brent W. Aitken, Judith Downes
Note: Hearing concluded. The Panel's decision is due May 15, 2014.
Action pending
Sungro Minerals Inc.; Malkeet Singh Bains; Mark Aaron McLeary; Timothy John McLeary; Narvinder Singh Patric Virk; Robert Hainey; Jerry Williams; Erik John Benson; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: False or misleading statements to the commission; Manipulation/Misleading trading
Panel: Bradley Doney - Chair, Don Rowlatt, Suzanne K Wiltshire
Note: Temporary order issued and extended until a hearing is held and a decision is rendered. Hearing concluded. On March 8, 2013, the Panel heard the parties' oral submissions on liability and reserved it's decision. The Panel's findings are due.
Action pending
Thalbinder Singh Poonian; Shailu Sharon Poonian; Robert Joseph Leyk; Manjit Singh Sihota; Perminder Sihota; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest; Misrepresentation
Panel: Suzanne K Wiltshire - Chair, George C. Glover, Audrey T. Ho
Note: Temporary order issued and on February 8, 2013, the Panel comprised of Commissioners Wiltshire, Hanna and Rowlatt extended the temporary order until a hearing is held and a decision rendered. Hearing concluded. The panel's findings are due May 14, 2014.
Action pending
Yan Zhu (also known as Rachel Zhu); Guan Qiang Zhang; Bossteam E-Commerce Inc.; Executive Director
Hearing type: Enforcement
Allegations: Fraud; Illegal distribution
Panel: Suzanne K Wiltshire - Chair, George C. Glover, Kenneth G Hanna
Note: Temporary order and freeze order were issued. On July 18, 2012, the Respondents asked the Panel to revoke the temporary order and freeze order. On September 5, 2012, the Panel revoked the temporary order but dismissed the Respondents' applications to revoke the freeze order. On December 3, 2012, the Court of Appeal granted the respondents leave to appeal the Commission decision not to revoke the freeze order. The appeal was heard on April 18, 2013. On May 23, 2013, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal. On November 22, 2012, the Executive Director issued an amended notice of hearing. The hearing has concluded. The Panel's findings are due.
Matter concluded
CWAL Investments Ltd.; Coast Wholesale Appliances Inc.; Executive Director
Hearing type: Take-over bid/issuer bid
Panel: Nigel P Cave - Chair, Judith Downes, George C. Glover, Don Rowlatt
Note: On April 13, 2014, CWAL Investments Ltd. withdrew its application to cease trade any securities issued under or in connection with Coast Wholesale Appliances Inc. shareholders rights plan.
Matter concluded
Waterton Precious Metals Bid Corp.; Waterton Precious Metals Fund II Cayman, LP; Chaparral Gold Corp.; Executive Director
Hearing type: Take-over bid/issuer bid
Panel: Nigel P Cave - Chair, Judith Downes, George C. Glover, Don Rowlatt
Note: On April 16, the Panel heard the parties' applications for cease trade orders in relation to Waterton Minerals Inc. take-over bid. The panel ordered effectively immediately trading cease in respect of any securities issued, or to be issued, under or in connection with Chaparral Gold Corp.’s shareholders rights plan.