IN THE MATTER OF John D.W. Buskell - Discipline



    CALGARY, July 24 /CNW/ - Following a disciplinary hearing held on June 3,
2008, in Calgary, Alberta, a Hearing Panel of the Investment Dealers
Association of Canada ("IDA") found that John D.W. Buskell (the "Respondent"):

    
    1.  On or about February 12, 2007 to the present date, the Respondent
        failed to attend and give information in respect of an investigation
        conducted by the IDA's Enforcement Department and/or failed to
        otherwise cooperate with the investigation contrary to IDA
        Bylaw 19.5.

    The Hearing Panel imposed the following penalty against the Respondent:

    1.  A fine of $ 50,000.00;

    2.  A permanent ban on registration in any capacity of the Respondent;
        and required the Respondent to pay costs in the amount of
        $ 31,836.13.
    

    The IDA formally initiated the investigation into the Respondent's
conduct on July 31, 2007. The respondent was a Registered Representative with
the Calgary Branch of Wolverton Securities Ltd. until he was terminated on
February 7, 2007. The Respondent is no longer a registrant with an
IIROC-regulated firm.
    The Hearing Panel issued its Decision on June 25, 2008. The Hearing
Panel's Decision is available at http://www.iiroc.ca/English/Pages/home.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; Jeff Kehoe, Director, Enforcement, (416)
943-6996 or jkehoe@iiroc.ca


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