October 6, 2022 (Toronto, Ontario) – A motion was heard before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) in the matter of First Leaside Securities Inc. The motion was for an order expelling First Leaside Securities Inc. from IIROC and terminating its rights and privileges of membership, following the Protective Order that suspended its membership on February 24, 2012.
The motion was heard in writing on September 16, 2022.
The hearing panel ordered that:
- Pursuant to Section 8212(4)(v) of the IIROC Rules, First Leaside Securities Inc. shall be and hereby is expelled from IIROC effective immediately; and
- Pursuant to Section 8212(4)(v) of the IIROC Rules, First Leaside Securities Inc.’s rights and privileges of IIROC membership shall be and hereby are terminated effective immediately.
The Decision of the Hearing Panel dated September 16, 2022 is available at:
Re First Leaside Securities Inc., 2022 IIROC 23
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Other Notices associated with this Enforcement Proceeding:
10/06/22IN THE MATTER OF First Leaside Securities Inc. – Motion DecisionType: Enforcement NoticeSubtype: Decision