IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT
R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, AS AMENDED
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JOSEPH EDWARD ALLEN, ABEL DA SILVA,
CHATERAM RAMDHANI, AND SYED KABIR
WHEREAS on November 5, 2004 the Ontario Securities Commission (the "Commission") issued a Notice of Hearing and Statement of Allegations pursuant to section 127 of the Securities Act, R.S.O., c.S.5, as amended, in respect of the respondents : Joseph Edward Allen, Abel da Silva, Chateram Ramdhani and Syed Kabir;
AND WHEREAS, following service of the Notice of Hearing and Statement of Allegations upon the respondents, a first appearance occurred on November 22, 2004, attended by Staff, counsel for Joseph Edward Allen and counsel for Abel da Silva and Chateram Ramdhani, but without the attendance of Syed Kabir either in person, or through counsel;
AND WHEREAS , a pre-hearing conference was held on January 13, 2005, attended by Staff, counsel for Joseph Edward Allen and counsel for Abel da Silva and Chateram Ramdhani, but without the attendance of Syed Kabir either in person or through counsel;
AND WHEREAS, pursuant to Rule 2.7 of the Ontario Securities Commission Rules of Practice, the Commissioner presiding at a prehearing conference may make such orders with respect to the conduct of the proceeding as he or she sees fit, which orders shall be binding on all parties to the proceeding;
IT IS ORDERED THAT :
1. The hearing of this matter on the merits shall be held on Tuesday May 24, 2005 through to Friday May 27, 2005, commencing each day at 10:00 a.m. at the offices of the Commission on the 17 th floor, 20 Queen Street West in Toronto.
DATED at Toronto this 13 th day of January, 2005.
”Paul K. Bates”
Paul K. Bates