IN THE MATTER OF First Leaside Securities Inc. - Expedited Hearing

TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - An Expedited Hearing has been scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada ("IIROC") in the matter of First Leaside Securities Inc. (FLSI).

At the Expedited Hearing, IIROC staff will be seeking orders pursuant to Dealer Member Rules 20.41, 20.42 and 20.45. In particular, IIROC staff will be seeking, among other things, an order for the immediate suspension of FLSI's membership. The grounds for IIROC staff's application will be set out in the Notice of Application.

The hearing is open to the public, unless the panel orders otherwise.

Hearing:    Friday, February 24, 2012 at 11:00 am
Location:    Legal Transcript Services
  350 Bay St., 7th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 3T9

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IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada. IIROC sets high quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protects investors and strengthens market integrity while maintaining efficient and competitive capital markets.

IIROC carries out its regulatory responsibilities through setting and enforcing rules regarding the proficiency, business and financial conduct of dealer firms and their registered employees and through setting and enforcing market integrity rules regarding trading activity on Canadian equity marketplaces.

IIROC investigates possible misconduct by its member firms and/or individual registrants. It can bring disciplinary proceedings which may result in penalties including fines, suspensions, permanent bars, expulsion from membership, or termination of rights and privileges for individuals and firms.

All information about disciplinary proceedings relating to current and former member firms is available in the Enforcement section of the IIROC website. Background information regarding the qualifications and disciplinary history, if any, of advisors currently employed by IIROC-regulated firms is available free of charge through the IIROC AdvisorReport service. Information on how to make investment dealer, advisor or marketplace-related complaints is available by calling 1.877.442.4322.

SOURCE Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - General News

For further information:

Enforcement Contact:
Jeffrey Kehoe
Vice President, Enforcement
416 943-6996
jkehoe@iiroc.ca

Media Contact:
Lucy Becker
Vice President, Public Affairs
416 943-5870
lbecker@iiroc.ca   


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