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Marco Wynnyckyj

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MFDA schedules dates for Hearing on the Merits in the matter of Derek Chapman

June 18, 2020 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Derek Chapman (“Respondent”) by Notice of Hearing dated April 25, 2019.

An appearance in this proceeding was held today by teleconference before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA’s Central Regional Council.

Following submissions by the parties, the Hearing on the Merits has been scheduled to take place September 30 and October 1, 2020, commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) each day, in the hearing room at the offices of the MFDA, 121 King Street West, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario. The Hearing Panel also set an interim procedural appearance by teleconference on August 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern). All appearances before the Hearing Panel shall 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 hearings@mfda.ca to obtain particulars.

A copy of the Notice of Hearing is available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca. During the period described in the Notice of Hearing, the Respondent carried on business in the St. Catharines, 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 81,000 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.