In the matter of John Anastasious Collias - Discipline



    VANCOUVER, July 17 /CNW/ - Notice is hereby given that a hearing will be
held before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada
("IDA"), on August 20, 2008, at Reportex Agencies, 925 West Georgia Street,
Suite 1010, Vancouver, BC, at 10:00 am or as soon thereafter as possible, to
hear evidence and submissions in the matter of John Anastasious Collias (the
"Respondent").
    The hearing concerns matters for which the Respondent may be disciplined
as a Registrant of the IDA, pursuant to Part 10 of IDA By-Law 20.

    
    The hearing relates to allegations that:

    1.  On or about May 14, 2008, the Respondent having been until April 2008
        an Approved Person employed by Gateway Securities Inc. (Gateway
        Securities), refused and/or failed to attend and give information in
        respect of an investigation being conducted by the IDA, contrary to
        IDA By-law 19.5 and/or 29.1.
    

    The Investment Dealers Association of Canada formally initiated the
investigation into the Respondent's conduct on September 7, 2007. The
violations occurred when the Respondent was a Registered Representative with
the Vancouver Branch of Gateway Securities. The Respondent is no longer
employed in the industry in a registered capacity.
    The hearing is open to the public, unless the Hearing Panel orders
otherwise. The Hearing Panel's decision and reasons will be made available to
the public. The Notice of Hearing is available at
http://www.iiroc.ca/English/Enforcement/Notices/Pages/Hearing.aspx.

    IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all
investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in
Canada. Created in 2008 through the consolidation of the Investment Dealers
Association of Canada and Market Regulation Services Inc., 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.





For further information:

For further information: Warren Funt, Vice-President, Western Canada,
(604) 331-4750 or wfunt@iiroc.ca; Andrew Werbowski, Enforcement Counsel, (416)
943-5789 or awerbowski@iiroc.ca


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