Enforcement Notice Hearing - IN THE MATTER OF Jacques Turenne - Appearance to set a hearing date

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - An appearance has been scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) for the purpose of setting a date for a disciplinary hearing in the matter of Jacques Turenne.

The discipline hearing concerns allegations that Mr. Turenne engaged in personal financial dealings with a client by borrowing money from her and made false statements to IIROC staff in the course of a prior disciplinary matter.

The set date appearance is open to the public, unless the Hearing Panel orders otherwise. The date for the discipline hearing will be made available at www.iiroc.ca.

Documents related to ongoing IIROC enforcement proceedings - including Reasons and Decisions of Hearing Panels - are posted on the IIROC website as they become available. Click here to search and access all IIROC enforcement documents.

Set Date Appearance:

February 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.


IIROC Office, Board Room

5 Place Ville Marie, Suite 1550

Montréal, Québec


Specifically, the allegations are that:


On or around June 19, 2003 and March 12, 2009, Mr. Turenne engaged in personal financial dealings with a client by borrowing money from her, without the knowledge and without the consent of the IIROC Dealer Member with whom he was employed, contrary to IIROC Dealer Member Rule 29.1 (formerly By-law 29.1 of the IDA); and


On October 31, 2012 and December 13, 2012, Mr. Turenne made false statements to IIROC staff in the course of a prior disciplinary matter, thus hindering the evaluation of the complaint and the conduct of the investigation in the present matter, contrary to IIROC Dealer Member Rule 29.1.


IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Turenne's conduct in September 2013. The alleged violations occurred when Mr. Turenne was a registered representative at the Trois-Rivières branch of Groupe Option Retraite inc., a former IIROC-regulated firm, and subsequently, a registered representative (retail) at the Trois‑Rivières branch of Desjardins Securities Inc., and finally, a registered representative (retail) at the Shawinigan-Sud branch of PEAK Securities Inc., these last two being IIROC-regulated firms. Mr. Turenne is no longer a registrant with an IIROC-regulated firm. 

The Notice of Hearing which sets out the allegations is available at


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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. 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.

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: Carmen Crépin, Vice-President, Québec, 514 878-2854, ccrepin@iiroc.ca; Media Contact: Karen Archer, Senior Media and Public Affairs Specialist, 416 865-3046, karcher@iiroc.ca


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