WHEREAS on November 18, 2022, 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 Michael Bock (the “Respondent”);
AND WHEREAS in accordance with Rules 7.1(2) and 4.2(1)(c) of the MFDA Rules of Procedure, the Notice of Hearing was served on the Respondent on November 29, 2022;
AND WHEREAS on January 17, 2023, the first appearance in this proceeding was held before one public representative of a hearing committee acting on behalf of a hearing panel of the Alberta District Committee of the Corporation (the “Hearing Panel”), pursuant to s.7.2.4(b) of Mutual Fund Dealer Rules, which permits one public representative to be designated to act on behalf of a Hearing Panel for the purpose of hearing and determining any procedural matter or motion relating to the conduct of a disciplinary hearing including, setting hearing dates, and making any other orders or directions that a Hearing Panel is authorized to make under the MFDA Rules of Procedure, except a final determination of a disciplinary proceeding;
AND WHEREAS at the first appearance on January 17, 2023, the Respondent and Staff of the Corporation made submissions to the Hearing Panel with respect to scheduling and other procedural matters;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
- This matter shall be adjourned and an interim appearance shall take place electronically by videoconference before the Hearing Panel on February 24, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. (Mountain), or as soon thereafter as the appearance can be held.
 In accordance with Mutual Fund Dealer Rule 1A(5)(ii), if a Hearing Panel was not appointed prior to January 1, 2023, the Mutual Fund Dealer Rules apply to the appointment of the Hearing Panel.
 In accordance with Mutual Fund Dealer Rule 7.2.3, the Corporation has prescribed that the MFDA Rules of Procedure shall continue to apply to proceedings conducted pursuant to the Mutual Fund Dealer Rules or MFDA By-law No. 1 after January 1, 2023.
Robert J. StackRobert J. StackChair
On January 1, 2023, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (“IIROC”) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (the “MFDA”) were consolidated into a single self-regulatory organization recognized under applicable securities legislation. The New Self-Regulatory Organization of Canada (referred to herein as the “Corporation”) adopted interim rules that incorporate the pre-amalgamation regulatory requirements contained in the rules and policies of IIROC and the by-law, rules and policies of the MFDA (the “Interim Rules”). The Interim Rules include (i) the Investment Dealer and Partially Consolidated Rules, (ii) the UMIR and (iii) the Mutual Fund Dealer Rules. These rules are largely based on the rules of IIROC and certain by-laws, rules and policies of the MFDA that were in force immediately prior to amalgamation. Where the rules of IIROC and the by-laws, rules and policies of the MFDA that were in force immediately prior to amalgamation have been incorporated into the Interim Rules, Enforcement Staff have referenced the relevant section of the Interim Rules. Pursuant to Mutual Fund Dealer Rule 1A and s.14.6 of By-Law No.1 of the Corporation, contraventions of former MFDA regulatory requirements may be enforced by the Corporation.