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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
CONRAD M. BLACK, JOHN A. BOULTBEE
AND PETER Y. ATKINSON

NOTICE OF HEARING



    TAKE NOTICE that the Ontario Securities Commission (the “Commission”) will hold a hearing pursuant to sections 127 and 127.1 of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, as amended (the “Act”) at the offices of the Commission located at 20 Queen Street West, 17th Floor, on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the hearing can be held;

    TO CONSIDER whether, pursuant to sections 127 and 127.1 of the Act, it is in the public interest for the Commission to make an order that:

(a) trading in any securities by Conrad M. Black, John A. Boultbee and Peter Y. Atkinson (collectively, the “Respondents”) cease permanently or for such period as is specified by the Commission;

(b) the acquisition of any securities by the Respondents is prohibited permanently or for such other period as is specified by the Commission;

(c) any exemptions contained in Ontario securities law do not apply to the Respondents permanently or for such period as is specified by the Commission;

(d) each of the Respondents be reprimanded;

(e) each of the Respondents resign all positions that they hold as an officer or director of any issuer, registrant or investment fund manager;

(f) each of the Respondents be prohibited from becoming or acting as an officer or director of any issuer, registrant or investment fund manager;

(g) each of the Respondents be prohibited from becoming or acting as a registrant, an investment fund manager and a promoter;

(h) each of the Respondents disgorge to the Commission any amounts obtained as a result of non-compliance by that Respondent with Ontario securities law;

(i) each of the Respondents be ordered to pay the costs of Staff’s investigation and the costs of, or related to, this proceeding; and

(j) to make such other order as the Commission considers appropriate.

    BY REASON OF the allegations set out in the Amended Statement of Allegations dated July 12, 2013, and such additional allegations as counsel may advise and the Commission may permit;

    AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any party to the proceeding may be represented by counsel at the hearing;

    AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that upon failure of any party to attend at the time and place aforesaid, the hearing may proceed in the absence of that party and such party is not entitled to any further notice of the proceeding.


DATED at Toronto this 12th day of July, 2013.



" Daisy Aranha "
Per: John Stevenson
Secretary to the Commission