IN THE MATTER OF John Donnelly - Motion

TORONTO, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - Notice is hereby given that a hearing will be held before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), on October 14th and 15th, 2009 at Legal Transcript Services, suite 1102, located at 390 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, at 10:00a.m. or as soon thereafter as the hearing can be held, to hear an interlocutory motion in the matter of John Donnelly (the "Respondent").

    The interlocutory motion is for an order:

    (a)    quashing or permanently staying this proceeding.

The proposed hearing concerns matters for which the Respondent may be disciplined as a Regulated Person of IIROC, pursuant to Part 10 of IIROC Dealer Member Rule 20.

IIROC formally initiated the investigation into the Respondent's conduct on October 17, 2005. The violations occurred when the Respondent was a Branch Manager with the Blackmont Capital Inc. Branch of the Toronto office. The Respondent is currently a registrant with Raymond James Ltd., an IIROC-regulated firm.

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.

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.

SOURCE Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - General News

For further information: For further information: Alex Popovic, Vice President, Enforcement, (416) 943-6904,; Jeff Kehoe, Director, Enforcement, (416) 943-6996,

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