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Julia K. Mackenzie
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CIRO schedules interim appearance in the matter of Zahir Lehri

August 31, 2023  (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada, now the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (“CIRO”), commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Zahir Hussain Lehri (the “Respondent”) by Notice of Hearing dated October 13, 2022 (the “Notice of Hearing”).

An interim appearance in this proceeding will be held by teleconference on September 1, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern), or as soon thereafter as the appearance can be held, and 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 listen to the teleconference 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 carried on business in the Brampton, Ontario area.

Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization is the national self-regulatory organization that oversees all investment dealers, mutual fund dealers and trading activity on Canada’s debt and equity marketplaces. CIRO 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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