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News Release 2015


DateTitle

December 22, 2015Lovaganza project - AMF files 247 charges

December 18, 2015AMF adjusts its annual and other fees

December 16, 2015Reciprocal cease trade orders against repeat offender Michael Lee Mitton

December 16, 2015Freeze and cease trade orders against Imran Shahid and Kamran Shahid

December 10, 2015Illegal insider trading - AMF uncovers tipping network and will seek highly deterrent fines

December 10, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators Seek Comments on a Mutual Fund Risk Classification Methodology

December 07, 2015Matter of Tran et al. - Service of notice of presentation

December 03, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators Adopt Cooperative Oversight Model for Clearing Agencies and Trade Repositories

December 03, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators Publish New Requirements for Clearing Agencies

December 03, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators require use of SEDAR for certain exempt market filings

November 23, 2015Foster Tuck, Caroline Lagacé and Jean-Louis Tanguay plead guilty to 32 charges

November 20, 2015AMF targets illegal money services

November 18, 2015AMF files charges against Claude Lemay, Philippe Guttieres and 9272-9888 Québec inc.

November 12, 2015Regulators Release Detailed Data on Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions

November 11, 2015Freeze order against Services Bench & Jerry, Benchley Pierre René and Jerry Peterson Lavoile

November 06, 2015Suspicious Internet solicitations - Caution regarding solicitations by Daniel Salanon

November 06, 2015Increased transparency in derivatives market - AMF proposes amendments to rules governing trade repositories

November 05, 2015Guy Martineau acquitted

November 05, 2015Canadian securities regulators issue additional guidance related to oil and gas disclosure

November 05, 2015Regulators Publish Crowdfunding Exemption and Registration Framework for Funding Portals

November 04, 2015AMF hosts cybersurveillance experts

October 30, 2015Fraud and misappropriation of funds - AMF launches penal proceeding against Justin Maisonneuve-Strasbourg

October 29, 2015AMF Files charges against Claude Martineau and Paul-André Bélisle

October 29, 2015Regulators Finalize Offering Memorandum Exemption

October 28, 2015Asim Ahmed sentenced to 4 years in prison

October 27, 2015Guilty in penal court - Nathalie Beckers banned from acting as director or officer of a firm

October 22, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators Publish Mutual Fund Fees Research

October 21, 2015Prohibitions and penalties against Valeriu Lazarescu and Lazarescu Fund Management Inc.

October 20, 2015Investor Alert: Canadian Securities Regulators issue warning about messaging application being used to entice investors

October 19, 2015Service of Bureau Decision

October 16, 2015Insurance of persons - career entry process - New qualification program comes into effect in January 2016

October 13, 2015Matter of Justin Maisonneuve-Strasbourg - Service of decision by Bureau

October 07, 2015Communication of privileged information - Insider fined $5,000

October 06, 2015Canadian securities regulators encourage checking registration before investing

September 30, 2015Pierre Legault acquitted

September 29, 2015Education and Good Governance Fund (EGGF) - AMF strengthens its Excellence scholarship program

September 28, 2015Regulators Release Results of Compliance With New Disclosure Requirements on Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions

September 25, 2015Corporate identity fraud - Warning about solicitation of investments in LigneX

September 24, 2015In the matter of Justin Maisonneuve-Strasbourg - Service of notice of presentation

September 24, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators finalize significant changes to the rights offering regime

September 22, 2015Matter of Alain Péloquin - Service of notice of presentation

September 22, 2015Warning - Identity fraud - AMF cautions consumers about A&L Royal Finance Inc.

September 21, 2015Service of Bureau Decision

September 17, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators Seek Comments on Enhancing Regulation and Transparency in the Fixed Income Market

September 14, 2015Service of decision by Bureau

September 01, 2015Illegal practice as an insurance representative - Fines against Daniel Messier and Annie Chaussé

August 28, 2015Matter of Christian Turcotte - Service of notice of presentation

August 27, 2015Allegations of illegal insider trading - Searches and orders against seven individuals

August 21, 2015Matter of Tran et al. - Service of notice of presentation

August 20, 2015Gilbert Lasnier pleads guilty to nine charges

August 17, 2015Prohibitions and penalties against Jean-Paul Karcz

August 14, 2015AMF files 23 charges against Christian Turcotte

August 13, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators Propose Harmonized Reporting for the Exempt Market

August 11, 2015Trading based on privileged information - AMF launches penal proceedings against Carl Larivière

August 06, 2015Illegal practices and distributions - AMF launches proceedings against Alain Véronneau

August 05, 2015Illegal practice and illegal distributions - AMF files charges against Steve Duchaine

August 03, 2015Misappropriation of funds - AMF penal proceeding against Richard Langlois

July 29, 2015In the matter of Nathalie Beckers - AMF to apply for remedial action

July 28, 2015Illegal practices and distributions - Samir Daher fined $160,000

July 27, 2015AMF excellence program - Seven new scholarships granted

July 24, 2015Illegal practices and distributions - AMF launches penal proceeding in Gatineau

July 23, 2015Illegal distributions and premium rebates - Carol Voyer fined almost $1M

July 22, 2015High-Yield Investment Programs - AMF obtains orders and administrative penalties against Steeve Beaudin

July 21, 2015Illegal Practices and Distributions - Yvan Leclair pleads guilty to 24 charges

July 20, 2015Freeze and cease trade orders against David Tran, Jacques Paquin and Logiciels HFT Quants inc.

July 17, 2015Results of insurer commercial practices self-assessment

July 16, 2015Canadian securities regulators announce results of continuous disclosure reviews for fiscal 2015

July 15, 2015Administrative penalty against Nicholas Daigle and Gestion Danic inc.

July 13, 2015Illegal distributions related to Véhicules Nemo inc. - Jacques Rancourt and Guylain Pelletier fined $1,000,000

July 03, 2015Richard Arcand fined $16,000

July 03, 2015Market manipulation and illegal insider trading - Louis-Robert Lemire fined $195,000 in administrative penalties

June 30, 2015Illegal practice and illegal distributions - Kader Hanahem fined $630,000

June 30, 2015AMF issues warning about repeat offender Michael Mitton

June 30, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators propose using SEDAR for certain exempt market filings

June 29, 2015AMF institutes penal proceedings against Joël Gauthier

June 26, 2015Nathalie Beckers guilty on five counts

June 25, 2015Illegal practice and use of forged documents - AMF penal proceeding against Donald Murphy

June 25, 2015Canadian securities regulators streamline disclosure requirements for private foreign securities offerings to certain Canadian investors

June 23, 2015Service of Bureau decision

June 23, 2015In the matter of Justin Maisonneuve-Strasbourg - Service of Decision by Bureau

June 23, 2015Binary options - AMF issues new warning

June 19, 2015AMF takes action against Normand Bouchard

June 18, 2015Carrefour - Service of notice of presentation

June 18, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators Seek Comments on a Summary Disclosure Document and Delivery Regime for Exchange-Traded Mutual Funds

June 18, 2015AMF launches proceedings against Roger Biduk

June 17, 2015Solicitations via Facebook - AMF cautions investors about solicitations by Kevin Awad

June 16, 2015Warning - AMF cautions about solicitations by Dean Capital Group

June 15, 2015Suspicious Internet solicitation - AMF urges caution regarding Fabrice Mvondo

June 15, 2015Together we can prevent elder abuse

June 12, 2015Annual report on financial institutions - Growth and returns on track in complex economic and technolocigal environment

June 12, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators Seek Comments on Application of Order Protection Rule to Marketplaces Imposing Systematic Order Processing Delays

June 11, 2015Warning - AMF cautions about solicitations by Select Capital Ventures SA

June 11, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators Publish Mutual Fund Fee Literature Review

June 10, 2015Integrity in public contracts - Law will soon apply to service contracts of more than $1 million

June 09, 2015In the matter of Excel Gold Mining - AMF launches penal proceedings against 4 individuals

June 05, 2015Illegal practice as a dealer and distribution without a prospectus - Five individuals find $97,160

June 05, 2015AMF intervenes to stop illegal solicitation by Marcel Paiement

June 04, 2015AMF Enforcement - Fighting financial crime through detection, innovation and co-operation

June 03, 2015Québec Financial Education Strategy : concrete action expected soon

June 03, 2015Andrée Mayrand, new Chair of the AMF Advisory Board, as Bernard Motulsky completes term of office

May 28, 2015Searches conducted under money-services businesses act

May 25, 2015Market manipulation - AMF launches penal proceeding against Jacques Pageau

May 22, 2015Illegal operation of money services business - AMF takes action against Bureau de change Montréal-Nord

May 20, 2015In the matter of Justin Maisonneuve-Strasbourg - Service of notice of presentation

May 19, 2015Service of Bureau Decision

May 15, 2015Matter of Alain Péloquin - Service of notice of presentation

May 14, 2015Certain Canadian securities regulators to adopt start-up crowdfunding exemptions

May 13, 2015Illegal practice and distributions - Sylvain Langelier-Legault fined $87,700

May 12, 2015Renée Roy ordered to pay $60,000 administrative penalty

May 11, 2015Malaysia and Quebec Join International Information Exchange Agreement, Membership Grows to 50 Signatories - Agreement strengthens international supervisory cooperation, promotes enhanced consumer protection

May 07, 2015Binary options - Suspicious schemes target Quebeckers

May 05, 2015Illegal practice and distributions - AMF files charges against Danny Gagné and ISpeedzone

May 01, 2015Illegal practices and distributions - Réjean Lessard, Alain Doyon and Gestion Read inc. fined $235,500

April 30, 2015Canadian securities regulators publish guidance for proxy advisory firms

April 29, 2015Financière Hélios Capital - Service of Decision by Bureau

April 29, 2015AMF sues Patrick Dupont and Diane Brouillet

April 29, 2015Harmonization of Life Licence Qualification Program - Accreditation of course providers

April 28, 2015$25,000 administrative penalty for market manipulation

April 27, 2015AMF intervenes against Alain Véronneau

April 24, 2015AMF takes action against François Simard

April 23, 2015AMF Excellence Program - Eight New Scholarships Granted

April 22, 2015AMF's Education and Good Governance Fund Supports Twelve Projects

April 22, 2015Service of request for freeze order extension

April 22, 2015Illegal practice in group insurance of persons - AMF launches proceedings against Stéphane Corbeil

April 21, 2015Distribution without a prospectus - Claude Duhamel and Prospector Network Inc. fined $302,500

April 20, 2015Marc Jémus fined a total of $240,000

April 16, 2015Marc Da Costa, Equicapital Investment Counsel Inc. and Parklane Financial Group fined a total of $243,000

April 16, 2015Canadian regulators seek comment on further expansion of passport system

April 15, 2015Special method of service - Prohibition orders issued against GetEasy, iGetMania, International Finance Corporation and TachoEasy Middle East

April 14, 2015Illegal distributions in the Outaouais - Sébastien Doyon and 4412265 Canada Inc. fined a total of $530,000

April 13, 2015Alleged affinity scam - AMF proceedings against Georges Pierre Jr. and Serge St-Martin

April 10, 2015Failing to appear before an investigator - Sam Grinfeld fined $4,000

April 09, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators 'Review Finds Room for Improvement in Mining Issuers' Investor Presentations

April 09, 2015Canadian securities regulators finalize rule amendments to reduce regulatory burden on venture issuers

April 09, 2015AMF expectations regarding usage-based insurance programs

April 08, 2015Phishing and Takeover Bids - Warning

April 07, 2015Hindering an investigator's work - Penal proceedings against Jean-Claude Vachon

April 02, 2015AMF orientations concerning Internet insurance offerings

April 01, 2015Solicitation on the Internet - Caution when dealing with Jean-Paul Karcz

April 01, 2015Illegal Practice and Distributions - Serge Fréchette fined $36 000

March 31, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators Propose Significant Amendments to Canada's Take-Over Bid Regime

March 31, 2015Canadian Securities Administrators appoint new Chair and Vice-Chair

March 30, 2015Claude Parent and Clément Forget acquitted

March 24, 2015Matter of Henri Lemieux and Financière Hélios Capital - Freeze order extension application

March 23, 2015AMF takes action against André Gauthier

March 18, 2015Public Contracts - AMF revokes authorization granted to Informatique EBR inc.

March 18, 2015Canadian Securities Administrators Remind Investors to Check Registration

March 17, 2015Huguette L'Heureux fined $42,000

March 16, 2015Illegal practice and distributions - Alain Côté sentenced to six months in prison

March 12, 2015Gladys Chacon fined $6,000

March 09, 2015CSA Investor Alert : Unregistered binary option platforms target Canadians

March 05, 2015AMF intervenes in scheme involving art gallery

March 02, 2015Be an informed investor: Check before you invest

February 27, 2015Matter of Justin Maisonneuve-Strasbourg - Service of Decision by Bureau

February 27, 2015Service of Bureau Decision

February 27, 2015Jean-Claude Morin pleads guilty

February 26, 2015Affluential Group Corp - AMF obtains cease trade orders and administrative penalties

February 25, 2015AMF charges Sylvie Hunter with illegal practice

February 25, 2015Service of Decision by Bureau

February 24, 2015$22,450 fine for securities manipulation

February 23, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators’ Review Finds Medical Marijuana Business Disclosure Deficient

February 19, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators adopt changes to the accredited investor, minimum amount investment and short-term debt prospectus exemptions

February 19, 2015Cooperation key in Canadian securities regulators’ fight against wrong-doing

February 16, 2015AMF targets automobile insurance practices

February 13, 2015On-line trading platforms - Updated list of unauthorized sites

February 13, 2015Mount Real - Yves Mechaka fined $140,000

February 12, 2015AMF advises consumers who provide transportation through uberX to check their insurance

February 12, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators Seek Comment on Derivatives Rule Relating to Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing

February 12, 2015Virtual currency ATMs and trading platforms must be authorized

February 11, 2015Matter of Justin Maisonneuve-Strasbourg - Service of notice of presentation

January 29, 2015Canadian Securities Regulators Release Progress Report on Proxy Voting Infrastructure

January 29, 2015Canadian securities regulators publish consultation paper on OTC derivatives trading facilities

January 27, 2015AMF launches penal proceedings targeting market manipulation activities

January 27, 2015Service of decision by Bureau de décision et de révision

January 26, 2015Warning - Caution regarding GetEasy and iGetMania investment program

January 22, 2015Raynald Chevrier fined $7,000

January 20, 2015Service of notice of hearing

January 19, 2015Matter of Alain Péloquin Service of Notice of Presentation

January 19, 2015Matter of Alain Péloquin - Service of notice of presentation

January 19, 2015Financière Hélios Capital - Service of decision by Bureau de décision et de révision

January 19, 2015Illegal practice as a dealer and distribution without a prospectus - Frédéric Lavoie fined $124,000

January 15, 2015Roch Champigny fined $75,000

January 14, 2015AMF takes action against Nathalie Beckers

January 13, 2015Illegal Distribution - Fines against Antonio Care and his firm

January 09, 2015Already subject to penal proceedings - AMF takes action against illegal distribution activities

January 06, 2015Order issued against Laurent Beaudoin