December 14, 2021 (Toronto, Ontario) – A motion was heard before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) in the matter of Pace Securities Corp. (“PSC”). The motion was for an order expelling PSC from IIROC and terminating its rights and privileges of membership, following the Protective Order that suspended PSC’s membership on May 21, 2020. The trustee in bankruptcy of the estate of PSC consented to this motion.
The motion was heard in writing on December 8, 2021.
The hearing panel ordered that:
- Pursuant to Section 8212(4)(v) of the Consolidated Rules, Pace Securities Corp. shall be and hereby is expelled from IIROC effective immediately; and
- Pursuant to Section 8212(4)(v) of the Consolidated Rules, Pace Securities Corp.’s rights and privileges of IIROC membership shall be and hereby are terminated effective immediately.
The Order of the Hearing Panel dated December 8, 2021 is available at:
The decision of the Hearing Panel will be made available at www.iiroc.ca.
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