File No. 201685
IN THE MATTER OF A SETTLEMENT HEARING PURSUANT TO SECTION 24.4 OF BY-LAW NO. 1 OF THE MUTUAL FUND DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
Re: Brian Thomas Cormier
(ARISING FROM SETTLEMENT HEARING ON JANUARY 26, 2017)
WHEREAS on October 7, 2016, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (the “MFDA”) issued a Notice of Settlement Hearing pursuant to section 24.4 of By-law No. 1 in respect of Brian Thomas Cormier (the “Respondent”);
AND WHEREAS the Respondent entered into a settlement agreement with Staff of the MFDA, dated October 7, 2016 (the “Settlement Agreement”), in which the Respondent agreed to a proposed settlement of matters for which the Respondent could be disciplined pursuant to ss. 20 and 24.1 of By-law No. 1;
AND WHEREAS the Hearing Panel is of the opinion that between December 2009 and May 2015, the Respondent obtained, possessed, and in two instances, used to process transactions, 10 pre-signed account forms, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT the Settlement Agreement is accepted, as a consequence of which:
- the Respondent shall pay a fine in the amount of $4,000 pursuant to s. 24.1.1(b) of MFDA By-law No. 1;
- the Respondent shall pay costs in the amount of $2,500 pursuant to s. 24.2 of MFDA By-law No. 1;
- the Respondent shall in the future comply with MFDA Rule 2.1.1; and
DATED: Jan 26, 2017
"Paul M. Moore, Q.C. "
Paul M. Moore, Q.C.
"Kenneth P. Mann"
Kenneth P. Mann
"Robert C. White"
Robert C. White