MFDA issues Notice of Hearing regarding Cory Piggott

    TORONTO, April 13 /CNW/ - The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada
("MFDA") today announced that it has commenced disciplinary proceedings
against Cory Piggott.
    MFDA staff alleges in its Notice of Hearing that Mr. Piggott engaged in
the following conduct contrary to the By-laws, Rules or Policies of the MFDA:

       Allegation No. 1: Between February 2005 and December 2005, the
       Respondent misappropriated approximately $64,000 from two mutual
       fund clients, thereby failing to deal with the clients fairly,
       honestly and in good faith, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1.

       Allegation No.2: Commencing May 2006, the Respondent failed to
       provide a report in writing as requested by the MFDA in the
       course of an investigation, contrary to section 22.1 of MFDA
       By-law No. 1.

    The first appearance in this matter will take place by teleconference
before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA Central Regional Council in the Hearing
Room located at the offices of the MFDA, 121 King Street West, Suite 1000,
Toronto, Ontario on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) or as soon
thereafter as can be held.
    The purpose of the first appearance is to schedule the date for the
commencement of the hearing on its merits and to address any other procedural
    The first appearance is open to the public, except as may be required for
the protection of confidential matters. Members of the public attending the
first appearance will be able to listen to the proceeding by teleconference.
    A copy of the Notice of Hearing is available on the MFDA website at

    The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada is the self-regulatory
organization for Canadian mutual fund dealers. The MFDA regulates the
operations, standards of practice and business conduct of its 163 Members and
their approximately 75,000 Approved Persons with a mandate to protect
investors and the public interest.

For further information:

For further information: Shaun Devlin, Vice-President, Enforcement,
(416) 943-4672 or

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