IN THE MATTER OF Douglas John Eley – Appeal Decision

Type: Enforcement Notice> Decision


Andrew P. Werbowski
Director, Enforcement Litigation
Julia Mackenzie
Manager, Public Affairs – Acting

(Toronto, Ontario) April 13, 2023 – The Order of the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) dated March 5, 2021 (the “OSC Order”) and the Reasons for Decision released on August 23, 2021 (the “OSC Reasons”), dismissing Douglas John Eley’s application for a hearing and review of the decisions of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (“IIROC”) issued on January 28, 2020 (Liability) and October 6, 2020 (Penalty) were reviewed by Divisional Court, Superior Court of Justice on June 13, 2022.

The Divisional Court released its decision on April 6, 2023 dismissing the appeal.

The Divisional Court’s decision is available at:

Eley v. Ontario Securities Commission, 2023 ONSC 2168

The OSC Order dated March 5, 2021 and the OSC Reasons dated August 20, 2021 are available at:

Ontario Securities Commission - Eley, Douglas John

The Liability and Penalty decisions of the IIROC Hearing Panel are available at:

Eley (Re), 2019 IIROC 35 and Eley (Re), 2020 IIROC 35

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