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Order

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Order

Order

File No. 201240





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: George William Popovich



ORDER


WHEREAS on November 30, 2012, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada
(the “MFDA”) issued a Notice of Hearing pursuant to sections 20 and 24 of MFDA By-law No.
1 in respect of a disciplinary proceeding commenced against George William Popovich (the
“Respondent”);

AND WHEREAS previous appearances in this hearing were held by teleconference
before a hearing panel of the Central Regional Council of the MFDA (the “Hearing Panel”) on
January 28, 2013, March 22, 2013, May 10, 2013 and June 13, 2013 to address procedural
matters such as scheduling and a venue motion that resulted in an order to hold in person
appearances in Windsor, Ontario;

AND WHEREAS the Respondent brought motions that were heard orally in Toronto on
July 15, 2013;

AND WHEREAS the Respondent’s Motion seeking a Stay of this disciplinary
proceeding was heard on August 27-28, 2013 and was dismissed by the Hearing Panel for
reasons delivered orally to the parties by teleconference on Friday, September 13, 2013, with
written reasons to follow;
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AND WHEREAS the Respondent and Staff attended an appearance by teleconference
on September 18, 2013 to make submissions regarding the scheduling of the hearing on the
merits;

AND WHEREAS the Respondent requested that the Hearing Panel postpone the dates
October 15-18, 2013 which were previously scheduled for the hearing on the merits and
informed the Hearing Panel that he would not be available to attend a hearing on the merits
between November 2013 and March 2014;

AND WHEREAS Staff opposed the Respondent’s request to postpone the hearing on the
merits;

AND WHEREAS a member of the Hearing Panel is no longer able to attend the Hearing
on the Merits from October 15-18, 2013;

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

1.
The hearing of this matter on its merits shall take place in Windsor, Ontario at a location
to be determined from April 28-May 2, 2014 and from May 12-16, 2014.

DATED this 18th day of September, 2013.

“Mark J. Sandler”
Mark J. Sandler,

Chair

“Glenda Towle”
Glenda Towle,

Industry Representative

“Guenther Kleberg”

Guenther Kleberg,

Industry Representative

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