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Charles Toth

Vice President, Enforcement

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Mark Stott

Vice-President, Prairie Region

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MFDA Hearing Panel approves settlement agreement in respect of Jack L. Comeau

July 21, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario) – A settlement hearing in the matter of Jack L. Comeau (“Respondent”) was held on June 21, 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan before a three-member Hearing Panel of the Prairie Regional Council of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”).

The Hearing Panel accepted the settlement agreement (“Settlement Agreement”) between Staff of the MFDA and the Respondent, as a consequence of which the following sanction was imposed on the Respondent:

  • shall be permanently prohibited from conducting securities related business in any capacity over which the MFDA has jurisdiction, pursuant to s. 24.1.1(e) of MFDA By-law No. 1.

In the Settlement Agreement, the Respondent admitted that:

  • in February 2010, he delivered a client communication which contained statements or conclusions with respect to the risks, features and rates of return of exempt market products he was recommending to the client that were misleading, unwarranted or exaggerated, or that failed to identify the material assumptions made in arriving at those statements or conclusions, contrary to MFDA Rules 2.8 and 2.1.1.

A copy of the Settlement Agreement is available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca.

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 83,000 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.