IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT,
R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, AS AMENDED
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IN THE MATTER OF CROWN HILL CAPITAL CORPORATION AND WAYNE LAWRENCE PUSHKA
WHEREAS on July 7, 2011, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “Commission”) issued a Notice of Hearing pursuant to sections 127 and 127.1 of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, as amended (the “Act”) in connection with a Statement of Allegations filed by Staff of the Commission (“Staff”) on July 7, 2011 in respect of Crown Hill Capital Corporation and Wayne Lawrence Pushka (collectively, the “Respondents”);
AND WHEREAS the Respondents were served with the Notice of Hearing and Statement of Allegations on July 7, 2011;
AND WHEREAS the hearing on the merits in this matter commenced on May 9, 2012 and continued on May 10, 14-17, 24, 25, July 18-20, August 13 and 15, and September 18, 2012;
AND WHEREAS the Commission released its reasons and decision with respect to the hearing on the merits on August 23, 2013;
AND WHEREAS Staff and counsel for the Respondents attended at a case conference on October 15, 2013 to discuss the scheduling of the sanctions hearing and related procedural matters;
AND WHEREAS the Commission ordered that a case conference be scheduled for December 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. for the purpose of addressing various procedural matters or for such other purposes as the Panel hearing the matter may determine;
AND WHEREAS the Respondents requested on December 9, 2013 that a half day motion be scheduled for leave to appeal the decision with respect to the hearing on the merits prior to the Commission hearing evidence and submissions in relation to sanctions or, in the alternative, for the Commission to exercise its discretion to reopen the hearing on the merits to hear certain further submissions (the “Motion”);
AND WHEREAS Staff and counsel for the Respondents attended at the Motion hearing and made submissions and the Commission dismissed the Motion and ordered that a further case conference be held on January 31, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. for the purpose of addressing various procedural matters;
AND WHEREAS Staff and counsel for the Respondents attended at the case conference on January 31, 2014 to discuss the scheduling of the sanctions hearing and related procedural matters;
AND WHEREAS the Commission is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to make this order;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT the sanctions hearing shall commence on February 24, 2014 and continue on February 26, 27 and 28, 2014, as may be necessary.
DATED at Toronto this 31st day of January, 2014.
|" James E. A. Turner "
James E. A. Turner
|" Judith N. Robertson "
Judith N. Robertson