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IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT,
R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5 AS AMENDED

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IN THE MATTER OF PETER ROBINSON AND PLATINUM
INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS INC.

ORDER



    WHEREAS on December 18, 2009, the Secretary of the Commission issued a Notice of Hearing, pursuant to sections 37, 127 and 127.1 of the Ontario Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, as amended (the “Act”), for a hearing to commence at the offices of the Commission at 20 Queen Street West, on Monday, January 11th, 2010 at 11 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the hearing can be held;

    WHEREAS the Notice of Hearing provides for the Commission to consider, among other things, whether, in the opinion of the Commission, it is in the public interest, pursuant to s. 127(5) of the Act to issue a temporary order that:

The respondents, Platinum International Investments Inc. (“Platinum”) and Peter Robinson (“Robinson”) (collectively the “Respondents”) shall cease trading in any securities;

    AND WHEREAS Staff served the Respondents with copies of the Notice of Hearing and Staff’s Statement of Allegations dated December 17, 2009, as evidenced by the Affidavit of Kathleen McMillan sworn on January 11, 2009, and filed with the Commission;

    AND WHEREAS Staff served the Respondents with a copy of the Affidavit of Lori Toledano, affirmed on January 8, 2010, as evidenced by the Affidavit of Service of Kathleen McMillan sworn on January 8, 2010;

    AND WHEREAS on January 11, 2010 Staff of the Commission and Robinson appeared before the Commission and made submissions. Robinson appeared in his personal capacity and as the sole registered director of Platinum. During the hearing on January 11, 2010, Robinson advised the Commission that he consented to the issuance of a temporary cease trade order against himself and against Platinum;

    AND WHEREAS on January 11, 2010, Robinson requested an adjournment of the hearing in order to retain counsel;

    AND WHEREAS on January 11, 2010, the panel of the Commission considered the Affidavit of Lori Toledano and the submissions made by Staff and Robinson;

    AND WHEREAS on January 11, 2010, the panel of the Commission ordered, pursuant to section 127(5) of the Act, that Robinson and Platinum cease trading in any securities (the “Temporary Cease Trade Order”) and that the Temporary Cease Trade Order is extended, pursuant to section 127(8) of the Act, until February 4, 2010;

    AND WHEREAS on January 11, 2010, the panel of the Commission ordered that the hearing with respect to this matter was adjourned to February 3, 2010, at 9:00 a.m.;

    AND WHEREAS on February 3, March 5, 2010 and April 12, 2010, hearings were held before the Commission and the Commission ordered that the Temporary Cease Trade Order be extended and that the hearing be adjourned for the purpose of having a pre-hearing conference on June 10, 2010;

    AND WHEREAS on June 10, 2010, the pre-hearing conference was commenced and Staff and counsel for Platinum and Robinson attended before the Commission and made submissions, including requesting that the hearing be adjourned to June 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at which time the pre-hearing conference would be continued;

    AND WHEREAS on June 10, 2010, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Cease Trade Order be extended until the completion of the hearing on the merits and that the hearing be adjourned to June 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at which time the pre-hearing conference would be continued;

    AND WHEREAS on June 30, July 22, and August 30, 2010, Staff and counsel for Platinum and Robinson attended before the Commission for the continuation of the pre-hearing conference, made submissions to the Commission, and requested that the pre-hearing conference be adjourned to July 22, August 30, and then to October 12, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.;

    AND WHEREAS on October 12, 2010, Staff and counsel for Platinum and Robinson attended before the Commission for the continuation of the pre-hearing conference, made submissions to the Commission, and requested that the pre-hearing conference be continued on November 8, 2010;

    AND WHEREAS the Commission is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to make this order;

    IT IS ORDERED that the hearing with respect to this matter is adjourned to November 8, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. to continue the pre-hearing conference.

    DATED at Toronto this 14th day of October, 2010.

 

" Mary G. Condon "
Mary G. Condon