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Order
File No. 201512




IN THE MATTER OF A DISCIPLINARY HEARING
PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 20 AND 24 OF BY-LAW NO. 1 OF
THE MUTUAL FUND DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

Re: Edward Jonathan Okopny



ORDER
(ARISING FROM APPEARANCE ON NOVEMBER 30, 2015)



WHEREAS on April 23, 2015, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (the
“MFDA”) issued a Notice of Hearing pursuant to sections 20 and 24 of By-law No. 1 in respect
of a disciplinary proceeding commenced against Edward Jonathan Okopny (the “Respondent”);

AND WHEREAS on June 10, 2015, the first appearance in this proceeding was held by
teleconference before one public representative of a Regional Council acting on behalf of a
hearing panel of the Central Regional Council of the MFDA (the “Hearing Panel”), pursuant to
section 19.13(b) of MFDA By-law No. 1;

AND WHEREAS at the first appearance, the Hearing Panel ordered, among other
things, that the hearing of this matter on its merits shall take place on November 30, 2015,
commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern), or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard;

AND WHEREAS on November 24, 2015 the Respondent contacted Staff and requested
an adjournment of the hearing on the merits;
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AND WHEREAS on November 25, 2015, Staff informed the Hearing Panel of the
Respondent’s adjournment request, which was unopposed by Staff;

AND WHEREAS the Hearing Panel granted the adjournment and directed that a second
appearance take place by teleconference on November 30, 2015, commencing at 10:00 a.m.
(Eastern) in order to set a new date for the hearing on the merits;

AND WHEREAS the Respondent and counsel for Staff attended the second appearance
by teleconference and made submissions to the Hearing Panel with respect to scheduling and
other procedural matters;

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

1.
The Respondent shall serve and file a Reply to the Notice of Hearing on or before
December 19, 2015; and

2.
The hearing of this matter on its merits shall take place before the Hearing Panel in the
hearing room located at 121 King Street West, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario on February 29,
2016 and March 1, 2016 inclusive, commencing daily at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern), or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be heard.

DATED this 30th day of November, 2015.

“W.A. Derry Millar”
W.A. Derry Millar

Chair

DM 455591 v1

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