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Michelle Pong
Senior Legal Counsel and Director, District Hearing Committees, Mutual Fund Division

New SRO cancels interim appearance in the matter of Lifan Song

June 2, 2023 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”), now New Self-Regulatory Organization of Canada (“New SRO”), commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Lifan Song (the “Respondent”) by Notice of Hearing dated December 28, 2022 (“Notice of Hearing”).

The interim appearance in this proceeding scheduled for June 9, 2023 has been cancelled.

As previously announced, the hearing of this matter on its merits will take place electronically by videoconference before a Hearing Panel of the New SRO’s Manitoba District Hearing Committee on September 18-20, 2023, commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Central) each day, or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard. The proceeding will be open to the public, except as may be required for the protection of confidential matters. Members of the public who would like to observe the electronic hearing should contact [email protected] to obtain particulars.

A copy of the Notice of Hearing is available on the MFDA website at During the period described in the Notice of Hearing, the Respondent conducted business in the Winnipeg, Manitoba area.

New Self-Regulatory Organization of Canada is the national self-regulatory organization that oversees all investment dealers, mutual fund dealers and trading activity on Canada’s debt and equity marketplaces. New SRO is carrying on the regulatory functions of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada, and is committed to the protection of investors, providing efficient and consistent regulation, and building Canadians’ trust in financial regulation and the people managing their investments. For more information, visit


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