8412. Commencement and abandonment of proceedings

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    1. A proceeding, and a step in a proceeding that requires a notice, is commenced upon the issuance by the National Hearing Officer of a commencing notice at the request of a party

    2. A party who requests the issuance of a commencing notice must first obtain a date from the National Hearing Officer for: 

      1. if the commencing notice is a notice of hearing, an initial appearance before a hearing panel

      2. if the commencing notice is a notice of application, the hearing of the application

      3. if the commencing notice is a notice of motion, the hearing of the motion, 

      4. if the commencing notice is a notice of prehearing conference, the prehearing conference, or 

      5. if the commencing notice is a notice of request for review pursuant to sections 8427 or 8430, the review hearing

    3. and must submit a copy of the commencing notice to the National Hearing Officer with a request that it be issued.

    4. A request under subsection 8412(2) to the National Hearing Officer for a date or the issuance of a commencing notice must be made on a form prescribed by the National Hearing Officer

    5. If a hearing panel sets a date for a prehearing conference, or other hearing other than in connection with a commencing notice, the National Hearing Officer must give written notice of the date to the parties by mail or electronic transmission in accordance with clause 8406(3)(vi) or 8406(3)(vii). 

    6. Upon issuing a commencing notice or other notice of a hearing, the National Hearing Officer must place a copy of the commencing notice or other notice in a file maintained for the proceeding. 

    7. IIROC must publish on IIROC’s website an announcement of and copy of a commencing notice or other notice as soon as practicable after it is issued by the National Hearing Officer, unless the commencing notice is for an application under section 8211 made without notice to the respondent or is a notice of prehearing conference

    8. A party who initiates a proceeding or a step in a proceeding that requires a notice may abandon the proceeding or step before it has been decided by a hearing panel by serving and filing a notice of abandonment. 

    9. If a proceeding or a step in a proceeding is abandoned, IIROC must publish on IIROC’s website an announcement of and a copy of the notice of abandonment as soon as practicable after it is filed, unless the commencing notice for the proceeding or step has not been so published.

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