IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT,
R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, AS AMENDED
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IN THE MATTER OF
MICHAEL ROBERT SHANTZ and CANADA PACIFIC CONSULTING INC.
WHEREAS on March 22, 2013, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “Commission”) issued a Notice of Hearing pursuant to sections 127(1) and 127(10) of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, as amended (the “Act”) in respect of Michael Robert Shantz and Canada Pacific Consulting Inc. (collectively, the “Respondents”);
AND WHEREAS on March 22, 2013, Staff of the Commission (“Staff”) filed a Statement of Allegations in respect of the same matter;
AND WHEREAS on April 12, 2013, Staff filed an affidavit sworn by Lee Crann, a law clerk for the Commission, on April 2, 2013, confirming the service on the Respondents of the Notice of Hearing, the Statement of Allegations and Staff’s disclosure on March 22, 2013;
AND WHEREAS on April 12, 2013, the Commission heard an application by Staff to convert the matter to a written hearing, in accordance with Rule 11.5 of the Ontario Securities Commission Rules of Procedure (2012), 35 O.S.C.B. 10071, and section 5.1 of the Statutory Powers Procedure Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.22, as amended;
AND WHEREAS the Commission is satisfied that service was effected on the Respondents:
AND WHEREAS the Commission is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to make this order;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
(a) Staff’s application to proceed by way of written hearing is granted;
(b) Staff’s materials in respect of the written hearing shall be filed no later than April 26, 2013;
(c) The Respondents’ responding materials, if any, shall be served and filed no later than May 10, 2013; and
(d) Staff’s reply materials, if any, shall be served and filed no later than May 17, 2013.
DATED at Toronto this 12th day of April, 2013.
Commissioner James D. Carnwath