CIRO Hearing Panel Issues a Decision on Costs in the Matter of Dominic Spooner

Type: Enforcement Notice> Decision


Joanna Nicholson
Manager, Public Affairs

Vancouver (British Columbia), December 5, 2023 – A hearing panel of the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO) issued a decision on costs in the matter of Dominic Spooner following its Decision on Liability and Penalty, issued on July 23, 2023, available at Re Spooner 2023 CIRO 07.

Based on the parties’ joint cost submissions, the hearing panel ordered Dominic Spooner to pay $15,000 in costs, in addition to other penalties imposed in the Decision on Liability and Penalty.

The hearing panel’s decision, dated November 21, 2023, is available at:

Re Spooner 2023 CIRO 22

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