Notice To Public: Disciplinary Hearing



    IN THE MATTER OF JOHANNE PINET

    MONTREAL, June 6 /CNW/ - The Investment Dealers Association of Canada
(IDA) announced today that a hearing will be held before a Hearing Panel
appointed pursuant to IDA By-law 20, in respect of matters for which Johanne
Pinet may be disciplined. At all material times, Ms. Pinet was an associate
investment advisor at the Laval branch of National Bank Financial Inc. in the
province of Québec. Ms. Pinet has not been registered with an IDA Member firm
since December 2005.
    The hearing will relate to allegations that, between October 18, 2005,
and November 18, 2005, the Respondent while employed as an associate
investment advisor at National Bank Financial Inc. (hereinafter NBF),
misappropriated funds from an NBF client, namely D.C., in the amount of
$1,120, by effecting eight withdrawals from this client's account in order to
deposit the funds in her personal account at the National Bank of Canada,
thereby engaging in conduct unbecoming and detrimental to the public interest,
contrary to By-law 29.1.
    The hearing is scheduled to commence at 9:00 a.m., on Thursday June 21,
2007, at 1, Place Ville-Marie, Suite 2802, Montréal, Québec. The hearing is
open to the public except as may be required for the protection of
confidential matters. Copies of the decision of the Hearing Panel will be made
available.

    The Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA) is the national
self-regulatory organization of the securities industry. The IDA's mission is
to protect investors, foster market integrity and enhance the efficiency and
competitiveness of the Canadian capital markets. The IDA enforces rules and
regulations regarding the sales, business and financial practices of its
Member firms and their approved persons. Investigating complaints and
disciplining Members and approved persons is part of the IDA's regulatory
role.





For further information:

For further information: Carmen Crépin, Vice-President, Québec, (514)
878-2854 or ccrepin@ida.ca; Jeffrey Kehoe, Director, Enforcement Litigation,
(416) 943-6996 or jkehoe@ida.ca

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