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Hearings

Hearings usually take place at the British Columbia Securities Commission, 12th Floor, 701 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC. Hearings usually start at 10 am each hearing day. Hearing dates and times are subject to change and are updated on the hearing schedule.


Hearing Schedule

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Upcoming Hearings

Hearing Dates Hearing Information
2020-04-03; 2020-07-28 - 2020-07-31; 2020-08-12 - 2020-08-14; 2020-08-17 - 2020-08-21; Forum National Investments Ltd.; Daniel Clozza; Martin Tutschek; Grant Curtis; Robert Logan Dunn; Douglas Corrigan; Mosaic Holdings Inc.; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest; False or misleading statements to the commission; Manipulation/Misleading trading
Panel: Suzanne K Wiltshire - Chair, George C. Glover
Note: On December 9, 2019, the panel heard the disclosure applications of Clozza and Forum and issued its Ruling on March 19, 2020. On March 11, 2020, the executive director entered into a settlement with Dunn and Mosaic and discontinued the proceedings against them. The hearing is scheduled to start on July 28, 2020. The Commission will hold a hearing management meeting on April 3, 2020 at 9:30am.
2020-04-15; 2020-06-22 - 2020-06-26; 2020-06-29 - 2020-06-30; 2020-07-03 - 2020-07-22; Pegasus Pharmaceuticals Group Inc.; Careseng Cancer Institute Inc.; Winter Huang (aka Dong Huang); Vicky Dancho (aka Ju Huang); Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement
Allegations: Fraud
Panel: Judith Downes - Chair, Deborah Armour
Note: The hearing is set to start on June 22, 2020. The Commission will hold a hearing management meeting on April 15, 2020 at 9:00am.
2020-05-05; BridgeMark Financial Corp.; Jackson & Company Professional Corp.; Anthony Kevin Jackson; Lukor Capital Corp.; Justin Edgar Liu; Rockshore Advisors Ltd. (formerly known as Cam Paddock Enterprises Inc.); Cameron Robert Paddock; Simran Singh Gill; JCN Capital Corp.; John Rosarino Bevilacqua; Essos Corporate Services Inc.; Sway Capital Corp.; Von Rowell Torres; David Matthew Schmidt; Detona Capital Corp.; Danilen Villanueva; Natasha Jon Emami; Altitude Marketing Corp.; Ryan Peter Venier; Platinum Capital Corp.; 658111 B.C. Ltd.; Jason Christopher Shull; Tryton Financial Corp.; Abeir Haddad; Tavistock Capital Corp.; Robert John Lawrence; Jarman Capital Inc.; Scott Jason Jarman; Northwest Marketing and Management Inc.; Aly Babu Husein Mawji; Rufiza Babu Husein Mawji-Esmail; Denise Marie Trainor; Randy White; Escher Invest SA; Hunton Advisory Ltd.; Kendl Capital Limited; Russell Grant Van Skiver; Bertho Holdings Ltd.; Robert William Boswell; Haight-Ashbury Media Consultants Ltd.; Ashkan Shahrokhi; Saiya Capital Corporation; Tara Kerry Haddad; Keir Paul MacPherson; Tollstam & Company Chartered Accountants; Albert Kenneth Tollstam; 727 Capital; David Raymond Duggan; Viral Stocks Inc.; 10X Capital; Cryptobloc Technologies Corp.; New Point Exploration Corp.; Green 2 Blue Energy Corp.; BLOK Technologies Inc.; Kootenay Zinc Corp.; Affinor Growers Inc.; Beleave Inc. ; Liht Cannabis Corp. (formerly known as Marapharm Ventures Inc.); PreveCeutical Medical Inc.; Speakeasy Cannabis Club Ltd.; Abattis Bioceuticals Corp.; 1153307 B.C. Ltd.; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest; Illegal distribution
Panel: Audrey T. Ho - Chair, Judith Downes
Note: On May 29, 2019, the Panel issued its Decision and Reasons for Decision and extended the Temporary Order until May 27, 2020. The hearing to extend the Temporary Orders will be held on May 5, 2020. On October 8, 2019, Notice of Application for Leave to Appeal was filed on behalf of the BridgeMark group. On October 10, 2019, the Liu and Lukor Group filed a Notice of Application for Leave to Appeal.
2020-05-12; Hunter Wei-Shun Wang (aka Hunter Wei Shun Wang); Jing "Janet" Zhang; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest; False or misleading statements to the commission
Panel: Judith Downes - Chair, Deborah Abbey, Deborah Armour
Note: Hearing concluded. The parties submissions on liability are due May 7, 2020. The panel will hear oral submissions on May 12, 2020.
2020-06-19; Bezzaz Holdings Group Ltd. (dba BGI Canada and BGI Investment); Nexus Global Trading Ltd. (dba Nexus Distribution Group); Todd Norman John Bezzasso; Wei Kai Liao (aka Kevin Liao); Fiorino Corsi; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement
Allegations: Fraud
Panel: George C. Glover - Chair, Audrey T. Ho
Note: On November 21, 2019, the panel issued its Reasons for Decision and Findings. The panel will hear submissions on sanction on June 19, 2020.
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Action Pending

Hearing Status Hearing Information
Action pendingAik Guan "Frankie" Lim; Scott Thomas Low; FS Financial Strategies Inc.; FS Financial Services Inc.; FS Financial Strategies Services Inc.; FS Financial Services (Alberta) Inc.; Darrell Wiebe; Chun Ying "Jim" Pan; Chung-Sheng "Johnson" Kao; CC Cornerstone Credit Ltd. (now known as Flexfi Inc.); Afshin Ardalan; WL Strategic Capital Partners Inc.; George Lay; Hunter Wei-Shun Wang (aka Hunter Wei Shun Wang); FS Stellar Insurance Services Inc.; Nyit Foon "Lydia" Chin; Aike Joo Lim; Verico FS Capital Inc.; Gagan Deep Bachra; FS Financial Systems Inc.; Chi Kay "Dixon" Wong; Meng Cher "Philip" Tsai; 3i Capital ClearPath Limited Partnership; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement
Allegations:
Panel: Audrey T. Ho - Chair, Gordon L. Holloway
Note: On February 26, 2020, the Panel heard the parties' submissions on sanction and extended the temporary order until a decision is rendered.
Action pendingAttorney General for British Columbia; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Review
Allegations:
Panel: Deborah Armour, Marion Shaw
Note: The Attorney General for British Columbia has requested the Commission to refer a stated case to the British Columbia Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of s. 151 of the Securities Act.
Action pendingPhilip Wong; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement - Reciprocal order
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest
Panel: Suzanne K Wiltshire
Note: On January 25, 2010, the Commission issued its decision under section 161(6) of the Act (2010 BCSECCOM 64). On February 5, 2010, the executive director discontinued its proceedings under the notice of hearing (2010 BCSECCOM 72). On October 9, 2019, Mr. Wong applied under s. 171 of the Act to vary the Commission's decision issued January 25, 2010. The application is adjourned generally.

Reciprocal Order

Hearing Status Hearing Information
Reciprocal orderAmir Beiklik; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement - Reciprocal order
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest
Panel: Judith Downes - Chair, Deborah Abbey
Note: The executive director has applied for an order under section 161(6) of the Act. The respondent has until April 22, 2020 to file submissions.
Reciprocal orderDonald Robert Schiemann; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement - Reciprocal order
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest
Panel: Audrey T. Ho - Chair, Marion Shaw
Note: The executive director has applied for an order under section 161(6) of the Act. The panel's decision is pending.
Reciprocal orderHarold Carl Schmidt; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement - Reciprocal order
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest
Panel: Audrey T. Ho - Chair, Marion Shaw
Note: The executive director has applied for an order under section 161(6) of the Act. The panel's decision is pending.
Reciprocal orderJames Theodore Kentel; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement - Reciprocal order
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest
Panel: Audrey T. Ho - Chair, Marion Shaw
Note: The executive director has applied for an order under section 161(6) of the Act. The panel's decision is pending.
Reciprocal orderKurtis Francis Robinson; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement - Reciprocal order
Allegations: Acting contrary to public interest
Panel: Audrey T. Ho - Chair, Marion Shaw
Note: The executive director has applied for an order under section 161(6) of the Act. The panel's decision is pending.
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Under Appeal

Hearing Status Hearing Information
Under appealGaro Aram Deyrmenjian; Raffi Khorchidian; Antoine Ratsaphong; EuroHelvetia TrustCo. S.A. now known as EHT Corporate Services S.A.; David Craven; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement
Allegations: Manipulation/Misleading trading
Panel: Judith Downes - Chair, Gordon L. Holloway, Suzanne K Wiltshire
Note: On March 8, 2017, the Executive Director discontinued proceedings against Antoine Ratsaphong. Hearing concluded. The Panel issued its findings on April 25, 2018. The appellants Deyrmenjian, Khorchidian, EHT and Craven filed notices of application for leave to appeal with the BC Court of Appeal. On November 2, 2018, the panel heard submissions on EHT and Craven's application under section 171 of the Act to revoke or vary the Panel's findings, and denied the application, with reasons to follow. The Panel issued it's decision on March 11, 2019. On April 8, 2019, Raffi Khorchidian filed a notice of application for leave to appeal with the BC Court of Appeal. On September 16, 2019, Garo Deyrmenjian filed an Amended Notice of Application for leave to appeal. Garo Deyrmenjian's and Raffi Khorchidian's leave applications are scheduled for November 13, 2019.
Under appealMountainstar Gold Inc.; Brent Hugo Johnson; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement
Allegations: False or misleading statements to the commission
Panel: Judith Downes - Chair, Audrey T. Ho, Don Rowlatt
Note: The Panel issued its findings on October 12, 2018. The Panel issued its decision on April 9, 2019. On May 6, 2019, Mountainstar Gold and Brent Hugo Johnson filed a notice of application for leave to appeal with the BC Court of Appeal.
Under appealThalbinder Singh Poonian; Shailu Sharon Poonian; Robert Joseph Leyk; Manjit Singh Sihota; Perminder Sihota; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement
Allegations: Manipulation/Misleading trading
Panel: Suzanne K Wiltshire - Chair, George C. Glover, Audrey T. Ho
Note: On March 28, 2017, Mr. Leyk filed an application to have the orders against him permanently removed on the grounds that the executive director had not provided him with notice of the proceeding. The panel heard this application in writing and issued its decision on December 5, 2018. On December 27, 2018, Mr. Leyk filed a notice of application for leave to appeal with the British Columbia Court of Appeal. On January 28, 2018, Mr. Leyk filed an application for an order for disclosure and permanently cancelling the Findings and Decision. The panel heard these applications in writing and issued its decision on April 18, 2019. On May 13, 2019, Mr. Leyk filed a Notice of Application for Leave to Appeal with the British Columbia Court of Appeal.