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MFDA Hearing Panel issues Reasons for Decision (Penalty) in the matter of Marja Harmer

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Charles Toth
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Mark Stott
Vice-President, Prairie Region

MFDA Hearing Panel issues Reasons for Decision (Penalty) in the matter of Marja Harmer

August 23, 2022 (Toronto, Ontario) – A Hearing Panel of the Prairie Regional Council of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) has issued its Reasons for Decision (Penalty) dated August 22, 2022 (“Reasons for Decision”), in connection with a penalty hearing held electronically by videoconference in Regina, Saskatchewan on July 6, 2022, in the matter of Marja Grobbink Harmer (the “Respondent”).

In its Reasons for Decision, the Hearing Panel confirmed the sanctions imposed on the Respondent. In particular, the Respondent:

  • has been permanently prohibited from conducting securities related business in any capacity while in the employ of or associated with any MFDA Member;
  • shall pay a fine of $525,000; and
  • shall pay costs of $20,000.

A copy of the Reasons for Decision (Penalty) is available on the MFDA website at During the period described in the Reasons for Decision (Penalty), the Respondent carried on business in the Regina, Saskatchewan area.

The MFDA is the self-regulatory organization for Canadian mutual fund dealers, regulating the operations, standards of practice and business conduct of its Members and their approximately 80,000 Approved Persons with a mandate to protect investors and the public interest. For more information about the MFDA’s complaint and enforcement processes, as well as links to ‘Check an Advisor’ and other Investor Tools, visit the For Investors page on the MFDA website.

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