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File No. 201869

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: Robert William Copland

Order

(ARISING FROM FIRST APPEARANCE ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2018)

WHEREAS on June 20, 2018, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (the “MFDA”) issued a Notice of Hearing (the “Notice of Hearing”) pursuant to sections 20 and 24 of MFDA By-law No. 1 (the “By-law”) in respect of a disciplinary proceeding commenced against Robert William Copland (the “Respondent”);

AND WHEREAS the first appearance in this hearing was held before a Chair of a hearing panel of the Central Regional Council of the MFDA (the “Hearing Panel”) on September 11, 2018, in accordance with s. 19.13(b) of MFDA By-law No. 1;

AND WHEREAS no one appeared on behalf of the Respondent, although properly served with the Notice of Hearing as appears from the affidavit of service of Jonathan Brooker dated July 3, 2018;

AND WHEREAS counsel for Staff of the MFDA made submissions to the Chair of the Hearing Panel at the first appearance with respect to scheduling and other procedural matters;

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

  1. The time by which the Respondent shall file a Reply in this matter is extended to October 19, 2018, notwithstanding that the Respondent failed to file a Reply within 20 days of the effective date of service of the Notice of Hearing in accordance with Rule 8.1 of the MFDA Rules of Procedure;
  1. If requested by either of the parties, an interim procedural appearance in this matter shall take place by teleconference on October 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern), or as soon thereafter as the appearance can be held; and
  1. The hearing of this matter on its merits shall take place on January 29, 2019, commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern), or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the hearing room at the offices of the MFDA, located at 121 King Street West, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario.

DATED: Sep 11, 2018

"Paul M. Moore"

Paul M. Moore

Chair


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