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

- AND -

IN THE MATTER OF
GLOBAL CONSULTING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, GLOBAL CAPITAL GROUP,
CROWN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT CORP., MICHAEL CHOMICA, JAN CHOMICA
and LORNE BANKS

ORDER



        WHEREAS on March 27, 2013, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “Commission”) issued a Notice of Hearing (the “Notice of Hearing”) pursuant to sections 37, 127 and 127.1 of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, as amended (the “Act”) accompanied by a Statement of Allegations of Staff of the Commission dated March 27, 2013 (the “Statement of Allegations”) with respect to Global Consulting and Financial Services (“Global Consulting”), Global Capital Group (“Global Capital”), Crown Capital Management Corp. (“Crown Capital”), Michael Chomica, Jan Chomica and Lorne Banks (“Banks”) (collectively, the “Respondents”);

        AND WHEREAS the Notice of Hearing announced that a hearing would be held at the offices of the Commission on April 17, 2013;

        AND WHEREAS on April 17, 2013, Staff attended the hearing, counsel for Banks appeared through a Student-at-law from his office, and no one appeared on behalf of the remaining Respondents;

        AND WHEREAS Staff filed the affidavit of Nancy Poyhonen sworn April 15, 2013 demonstrating service of the Notice of Hearing and the Statement of Allegations on the Respondents;

        AND WHEREAS Staff counsel requested that the matter be adjourned to a date in May 2013 for the purpose of setting further dates in this matter;

        AND WHEREAS on April 17, 2013, the Commission ordered that the hearing be adjourned to May 22, 2013 at 9:45 a.m.;

        AND WHEREAS on May 22, 2013, Staff and counsel for Banks attended the hearing and no one appeared on behalf of the remaining Respondents;

        AND WHEREAS Staff filed the affidavit of Peaches A. Barnaby sworn May 21, 2013 demonstrating service of the Commission’s Order dated April 17, 2013 (the “April 17th Order”);

        AND WHEREAS the Commission was satisfied that Staff had taken all reasonable steps to serve the Respondents with the April 17th Order and that all Respondents had reasonable notice of the hearing;

        AND WHEREAS Staff requested that a confidential pre-hearing conference be scheduled in this matter;

        AND WHEREAS the Commission considered the evidence and submissions before it and is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to make this Order;

        IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:

(i) the hearing is adjourned to a confidential pre-hearing conference to be held on June 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.; and

(ii) at the June 24, 2013 pre-hearing conference, the parties shall be prepared to (a) set dates for the hearing on the merits; and (b) set a schedule for the completion of any and all interlocutory matters.

        DATED at Toronto this 22nd day of May, 2013.

 

" Alan J. Lenczner "
Alan J. Lenczner