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IN THE MATTER OF
THE SECURITIES ACT, RSO 1990, c S.5

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IN THE MATTER OF

INVESTAR INVESTMENT LTD., LIYUAN QI AND JIAN GUO

ORDER




WHEREAS:

  1. on January 3, 2017, Investar Investment Ltd. (“Investar”), Liyuan Qi and Jian Guo (collectively the “Applicants”) brought an application with respect to a decision of a Director of the Ontario Securities Commission (the “Commission”) dated October 17, 2016 (“Director’s Decision”), requesting:
    1. an order extending the time to request a hearing and review (the “Time Extension”) under section 8 of the Securities Act, RSO 1990, c S.5 (the “Act”);
    2. an order pursuant to section 8 of the Act setting aside the Director’s Decision; and
    3. an order pursuant to subsection 8(4) of the Act staying the Director’s Decision pending the disposition of the hearing and review (the “Stay”);
  2. on January 30, 2017, Staff of the Commission (“Staff”) and counsel for the Applicants attended a confidential pre-hearing conference to address scheduling; and
  3. the Commission is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to make this order.

IT IS ORDERED THAT:

  1. by 4:30 p.m. on February 15, 2017, the Applicants shall serve and file:
    1. the record for the hearing and review in accordance with rules 14.3, 14.4(1) and 14.4(2) of the Commission’s Rules of Procedure (2014) 37 OSCB 4168; and
    2. any additional documentary evidence upon which the Applicants intend to rely;
  2. by 4:30 p.m. on February 18, 2017, Staff shall inform the Applicants whether it intends, at the hearing in this matter, to cross-examine any affiants;
  3. by 4:30 p.m. on March 7, 2017, Staff shall serve and file its record in response, which record shall include any documentary evidence not already filed:
  4. by 4:30 p.m. on March 10, 2017, the Applicants shall inform Staff whether they intend, at the hearing in this matter, to cross-examine any affiants;
  5. by 4:30 p.m. on March 13, 2017:
    1. the Applicants shall serve and file written submissions on: (1) the Time Extension and (2) the Stay; and
    2. Staff shall serve and file written submissions on the merits of the section 8 application;
  6. by 4:30 p.m. on March 16, 2017:
    1. the Applicants shall serve and file responding written submissions on the merits of the section 8 application; and
    2. Staff shall serve and file responding written submissions on: (1) the Time Extension and (2) the Stay;
  7. no further written submissions shall be filed; and
  8. the hearing with respect to: (1) the Time Extension, (2) the Stay, and (3) the section 8 application shall be held at the offices of the Commission located at 20 Queen Street West, 17th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, commencing on Monday, March 20, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

DATED at Toronto this 30th day of January 2017.

 



" Timothy Moseley "
Timothy Moseley