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.


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Upcoming Hearings

Hearing Dates Hearing Information
2019-08-27; 2019-09-03 - 2019-09-04; 2019-09-09 - 2019-09-23; 2019-09-27 - 2019-10-02; 2019-10-04; Aik 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: Acting contrary to public interest; Fraud; Illegal distribution; Trading without registration
Panel: Nigel P Cave - Chair, Audrey T. Ho, Gordon L. Holloway
Note: Temporary order issued on February 6, 2017. On June 1, 2018, the executive director discontinued the proceedings against the respondents Flexfi and Ardalan. On June 7, 2018, the panel revoked the temporary order as against Flexfi and Ardalan. On October 24, 2018, the executive director issued an Amended notice of hearing. On November 6, 2018, the executive director discontinued the proceedings against respondents WL Strategic, Wang, FS Stellar, Chin and Aik Lim. On January 9, 2019, the panel extended the varied temporary order against all the remaining respondents, except Chun Ying Pan, until October 4, 2019. The Commission will hold a hearing management meeting on August 27, 2019 at 9:00am. The hearing is scheduled to start on September 3, 2019.
2019-08-27; 2019-12-09 - 2019-12-13; 2019-12-16 - 2019-12-20; 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: Nigel P Cave - Chair, George C. Glover, Suzanne K Wiltshire
Note: On June 15, 2018, the executive director issued an amended notice of hearing. On June 17, 2019, Forum filed an application to declare s.148 of the Act unconstitutional. The panel will hear that application on August 27, 2019. The hearing is scheduled to start on December 9, 2019.
2019-08-28; DominionGrand II Mortgage Investment Corporation; DominionGrand Investment Fund Inc.; Donald Bruce Edward Wilson; David Scott Wright; Patrick K. Prinster; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement
Allegations: Fraud
Panel: Nigel P Cave - Chair, Judith Downes, George C. Glover
Note: The Panel will hear oral submissions on sanction on August 28, 2019.
2019-08-28; Hearing re: preliminary applications
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Hearing Type: Review
Allegations:
Panel: George C. Glover - Chair, James Kershaw, Marion Shaw
Note: On June 26, 2019, the Commission excluded the public from this hearing. The Commission will hold a hearing management meeting on August 28, 2019 at 9:00am.
2019-10-07; 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: Nigel P Cave - Chair, George C. Glover, Audrey T. Ho
Note: On May 9, 2019, Mr. Liao requested a 15 day adjournment of the hearing. On May 17, 2019, the panel dismissed Mr. Liao's application, with reasons to follow. On May 27, 2019, Mr. Bezzasso applied to adjourn the hearing. The panel heard the application and dismissed it with reasons to follow. On June 6, 2019, Mr. Corsi filed a non-suit motion. On June 10, 2019, the panel heard the parties' submissions on the non-suit motion and granted the motion with reasons to follow. Hearing concluded. The parties' submissions on liability are due September 16, 2019. The panel will hear oral submissions on liability on October 7, 2019.
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Action Pending

Hearing Status Hearing Information
Action pendingAttorney General for British Columbia; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Review
Allegations:
Panel: Nigel P Cave - Chair, 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 pendingBridgeMark 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: Nigel P Cave - Chair, Judith Downes, Audrey T. Ho
Note: Temporary order issued and extended. On April 12, 2019, the Panel extended the temporary order until a hearing is held and a decision rendered. On May 29, 2019, the Panel issued its Decision and Reasons for Decision. On June 5, 2019, the Executive Director entered into a settlement agreement with Beleave Inc. and on June 11, 2019, discontinued proceedings against them. On June 28, 2019, the Panel issued Orders relating to applications for disclosure and an application to suspend. On July 30, 31 and August 1, 2019, the Panel will hear applications from respondents. The applications scheduled for July 30 and 31, 2019, have been adjourned to August 29, 2019, by consent. The applications set to be heard on August 1, 2019, have also been adjourned.
Action pendingEastern Hillside Development Ltd. (formerly 0966841 BC Ltd.); Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Review
Allegations:
Panel:
Note: On May 28, 2019, Eastern Hillside Development Ltd. filed a Notice of Application under s.171 for a variation of a freeze order. On Jun. 13, 2019, Eastern Hillside consented to the Executive Director’s adjournment application, pending the outcome of the Supreme Court matter to determine the ownership of the funds subject to the freeze order.
Action pendingecoTECH Energy Group Inc., currently known as Dong Fang Hui Le Inc.; Colin V. Hall; Rolf Eugster; Anne Sanders; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement
Allegations: Misrepresentation; Contravening a decision
Panel: Nigel P Cave - Chair, George C. Glover, Audrey T. Ho
Note: The Panel issued it's Findings on June 3, 2019. The parties' submissions on sanction are due July 15, 2019.

Matter Concluded

Hearing Status Hearing Information
Matter concludedPaul Se Hui Oei; Canadian Manu Immigration & Financial Services Inc.; 0863220 B.C. Ltd.; 0905701 B.C. Ltd; Organic Eco-Centre Corp.; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement
Allegations: Fraud
Panel: Nigel P Cave - Chair, Audrey T. Ho, Suzanne K Wiltshire
Note: The Panel issued its decision on August 8, 2018. The appellants Paul Se Hui Oei and Canadian Manu Immigration & Financial Services Inc. have filed notices of application for leave to appeal with the British Columbia Court of Appeal. On August 31, 2018, Paul Se Hui Oei requested a review of the Panel's findings dated December 12, 2017 and decision dated August 8, 2018. On December 12, 2018, the BC Court of Appeal dismissed the appellants' applications for leave to appeal. Review hearing concluded. The Panel issued its decision on July 22, 2019.

Under Appeal

Hearing Status Hearing Information
Under appealChien-Hua Liu, also known as William Liu; NuWealth Financial Group Inc.; CPFS Professional Financial Services Inc.; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement
Allegations: Trading without registration
Panel: Nigel P Cave - Chair, Don Rowlatt, Suzanne K Wiltshire
Note: Hearing concluded. The Panel issued its Findings on November 23, 2018. On July 4, 2019, the Panel issued its decision. On August 6, 2019, Mr. Liu, NuWealth Financial Group Inc. and CPFS Professional Financial Services Inc. filed a notice of application for leave to appeal with the BC Court of Appeal.
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. The application will be heard on July 10, 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.
Under appealTin Chao Alan Lau; Executive Director
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Hearing Type: Enforcement
Allegations: Fraud
Panel: Judith Downes - Chair, Gordon L. Holloway, Don Rowlatt
Note: On September 19, 2016, the Panel issued its Decision. On October 7, 2016, the respondent filed a notice of application for leave to appeal with the British Columbia Court of Appeal. On October 16, 2017, the Court of Appeal placed this matter on the inactive appeal list.