Notice to public: Disciplinary hearing in the matter of Thomas Edward McLellan

    VANCOUVER, March 5 /CNW/ - The Investment Dealers Association of Canada
(IDA) announced today that a hearing will be held before a Hearing Panel
appointed pursuant to By-law 20 in respect of matters for which Mr. Thomas
Edward McLellan, at all material times an Approved Person employed at Sora
Group Wealth Advisors Inc., a Member firm in Vancouver, British Columbia, may
be disciplined.
    The hearing relates to allegations that between November 2004 and May
2005, Mr. McLellan knowingly permitted an Approved Person who was not
registered in any capacity for the province of Ontario to maintain investment
accounts, advise, and/or place transactions on behalf of clients who resided
in the province of Ontario, contrary to By-law 29.1.
    Mr. McLellan is no longer a registrant with an IDA Member firm.
    The hearing is scheduled to commence at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 29,
2007, at SFU - Segal Graduate School of Business, Room 2300 - Rix Boardroom
located at 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia. 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

    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

For further information:

For further information: please contact: Warren Funt, Vice-President,
Western Canada, (604) 331-4750, or; Jeff Kehoe, Director,
Enforcement Litigation, (416) 943-6996, or

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