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MFDA Hearing Panel issues Reasons for Decision in the matter of Sandra Rizovska-Spasik

November 25, 2022 (Toronto, Ontario) – A Hearing Panel of the Central Regional Council of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (the “MFDA”) has issued its Reasons for Decision dated November 23, 2022 (“Reasons for Decision”), in connection with a settlement hearing held electronically by videoconference in Toronto, Ontario on September 22, 2022, in the matter of Sandra Rizovska-Spasik (the “Respondent”).

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

  • has paid costs of $2,500;
  • shall pay a fine of $13,000, payable in instalments as follows:
  • has paid $8,000 on September 22, 2022;
  • has paid $1,000 on September 30, 2022;
  • has paid $2,000 on October 31, 2022;
  • $2,000 on or before November 30, 2022; and
  • shall in the future comply with MFDA Rule 2.1.1.

A copy of the Reasons for Decision are available on the MFDA website at During the period described in the Reasons for Decision, the Respondent carried on business in the Kitchener, Ontario 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 76,695 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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