Notice to public: Penalty hearing in the matter of Louis-Philippe Séguin



    MONTREAL, Jan. 30 /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 discipline penalties that
may be imposed in the matter of Louis-Philippe Séguin. At the material times,
Mr. Séguin was a registered representative at the Montréal branch of Jones,
Gable & Company Ltd.
    Under the terms of the decision of the Hearing Panel, Mr. Louis-Philippe
Séguin has been found guilty of having violated By-law 19.5 by refusing to
attend and give information before the persons conducting the investigation on
or about March 22, 2006. Mr. Séguin is no longer an Approved Person with the
IDA.
    The hearing is scheduled to commence at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February
14, 2008, at the Barreau du Québec, 445 St-Laurent Boulevard, Montréal,
Québec, room 355. 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 are part of the IDA's regulatory
role. It is IDA policy to ensure that where relevant, referrals to the
appropriate policing authority are made.




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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