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

- AND -

HOLLINGER INC., CONRAD M. BLACK,
F. DAVID RADLER, JOHN A. BOULTBEE,
AND PETER Y. ATKINSON

ORDER


      WHEREAS on March 18, 2005 the Ontario Securities Commission (the "Commission") issued a Notice of Hearing pursuant to sections 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 issued by Staff of the Commission ("Staff") with respect to Hollinger Inc. ("Hollinger"), Conrad M. Black ("Black"), F. David Radler ("Radler"), John A. Boultbee ("Boultbee") and Peter Y. Atkinson ("Atkinson") (collectively, the "Respondents");

      AND WHEREAS the matter was set down for a hearing to commence on Wednesday, May 18, 2005;

      AND WHEREAS the Commission granted a request for adjournment of this proceeding on consent of Staff and the Respondents from Wednesday, May 18, 2005 to Monday, June 27, 2005 in its Order dated May 10, 2005;

      AND WHEREAS on June 27, 2005, the Commission granted a further request for adjournment of this proceeding on consent of Staff and the Respondents from Monday, June 27, 2005 to Tuesday, October 11, 2005 in its Order dated June 27, 2005;

      AND WHEREAS the Commission held a contested hearing on October 11 and November 16, 2005, to determine the appropriate date for a hearing on the merits of the above matter;

      AND WHEREAS on January 24, 2006, the Commission issued its Reasons and Order setting down the matter for a hearing on the merits commencing June 2007, subject to each of the individual respondents agreeing to execute an Undertaking to the Commission to abide by interim terms of a protective nature within 30 days of that Decision;

      AND WHEREAS following the Reasons and Order dated January 24, 2006, all the individual respondents provided Undertakings in a form satisfactory to the Commission;

      AND WHEREAS on March 30, 2006, the Commission issued an order with attached Undertakings provided by the individual Respondents in a form satisfactory to the Commission, and ordered, among other things, that the hearing on the merits commence on Friday, June 1, 2007 at 9:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as may be fixed by the Secretary to the Commission and agreed to by the parties;

      AND WHEREAS the individual Respondents further provided to the Commission Amended Undertakings stating that each of the respondents agree to abide by interim terms of a protective nature, as set out more fully in the Amended Undertakings, pending the Commission’s final decision of liability and sanctions in the proceeding commenced by the Notice of Hearing;

      AND WHEREAS on April 4, 2007, the Commission issued an order with attached Amended Undertakings provided by the individual Respondents in a form satisfactory to the Commission, and ordered that the hearing on the merits be scheduled to take place November 12 to December 14, 2007, and January 7 to February 15, 2008;

      AND WHEREAS Black and Boultbee brought motions on the basis of certain grounds enumerated in Notices of Motion dated September 5, 2007 and September 6, 2007, respectively, requesting the following relief;
  1. an order adjourning the hearing of this matter, currently scheduled to take place on November 12 to December 14, 2007 and January 7, to February 15, 2008; and
  2. an order to attend before the Commission on a date convenient in mid-December 2007, following the scheduled sentencing of the respondents Black and Boultbee in the criminal proceedings brought against them in the United States, for the purpose of obtaining further directions regarding the conduct of these proceedings;

      AND WHEREAS on September 11, 2007, the Commission granted a request for adjournment of this proceeding on consent of Staff and the Respondents, and issued an order scheduling a hearing for December 11, 2007 for the purpose of addressing the scheduling of this proceeding;

      AND WHEREAS Boultbee has requested an adjournment of the hearing on December 11, 2007 to a date in January, 2008, by letter addressed to the Secretary to the Commission dated November 29, 2007, for the purpose of addressing the scheduling of this proceeding;

      AND WHEREAS the respondents and Staff of the Commission consent to the request for the adjournment of the hearing from December 11, 2007 to January 8, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. ;

      IT IS ORDERED THAT:
  1. The hearing of this matter, currently scheduled for December 11, 2007, is adjourned; and
  2. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 2:30 p.m., or such other date as may be agreed to by the parties and fixed by the Secretary to the Commission, for the purpose of addressing the scheduling of this proceeding.

      DATED at Toronto this "10th" day of December, 2007.


Lawrence E. Ritchie

Lawrence E. Ritchie
 
Margot C. Howard

Margot C. Howard