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MFDA Hearing Panel issues Decision and Reasons (Penalty) in the matter of Stuart Gibson

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2019 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --

A Hearing Panel of the Central Regional Council of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") has issued its Decision and Reasons (Penalty) dated December 2, 2019 ("Decision and Reasons") in connection with a penalty hearing held in Toronto, Ontario on October 2, 2019 in the matter of Stuart Michael Gibson ("Respondent").

In its Decision and Reasons, the Hearing Panel announced the imposition of the following sanctions on the Respondent:

    --  a permanent prohibition on the authority of the Respondent to
        conduct securities related business in any capacity while in
        the employ of, or in association with, any MFDA Member;
    --  a fine in the amount of $100,000; and
    --  costs in the amount of $7,500.

A copy of the Decision and Reasons (Penalty) is available on the MFDA website at During the period described in the Decision and Reasons (Penalty), the Respondent conducted business in the Toronto, Ontario area.

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 81,000 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.

SOURCE Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada

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SOURCE: Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada

Charles Toth, Managing Director, Litigation, 416-943-4619,

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