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FILE NO.: 2018-28



D. Grant Vingoe, Vice-Chair and Chair of the Panel

April 29, 2019




WHEREAS on April 29, 2019, the Ontario Securities Commission held a hearing at the offices of the Commission, located at 20 Queen Street West, 17th Floor, Toronto, Ontario to consider a motion (the Adjournment Motion) brought by the Respondent, Issam El-Bouji, for an adjournment of a preliminary motion in this matter scheduled to be heard on May 1 and 2, 2019 (the Preliminary Motion) and the hearing on the merits scheduled to be heard on May 6, 8, 9, 10 and 22 and June 3, 5, 6 and 7;

ON READING the motion record filed by the Respondent dated April 25, 2019 and the submissions filed by Staff of the Commission dated April 28, 2019, and on hearing the submissions of the representatives for the Respondent and Staff, part of which were heard in camera;


  1. the Adjournment Motion is granted in part and the hearing dates of May 1 and 2, 2019 are vacated;
  2. the hearing on the merits shall proceed on May 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and continue on the dates previously scheduled, commencing with the Preliminary Motion previously scheduled for May 1 and 2, 2019, or on such other dates and times as may be agreed to by the parties and set by the Office of the Secretary;
  3. the Affidavit of Bethanie Pascutto sworn April 25, 2019 and the exhibits attached thereto are confidential pursuant to Rule 22(3)(b) of the Ontario Securities Commission Rules of Procedure and Forms (2017), 40 OSCB 8988 (the Rules);
  4. this order is made without prejudice to Respondent’s right to serve and file further adjournment motion materials, including additional evidence regarding the basis for the adjournment; and
  5. the hearing of any further adjournment motion shall be conducted in writing pursuant to Rule 23 of the Rules, unless either party requests an oral hearing.


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