IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT
R.S.O. 1990, C.s.5, AS AMENDED
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IN THE MATTER OF BLACKBEAN COMMUNICATIONS LTD.
GERHARD R. MOHR, AND JOHN FENNER
WHEREAS on the 26th day of February, 2002, the Ontario Securities Commission (the "Commission") ordered, pursuant to clause 2 of subsection 127(1) of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.S.5, as amended (the "Act"), that Black Bean Communications Ltd. (listed as Ontario Corp. # 1207571) ("BlackBean"), Gerhard R. Mohr (also known as Gary Mohr) ("Mohr"), and John Fenner ("Fenner") cease trading in securities and that exemptions do not apply to these respondents (the "Temporary Order");
AND WHEREAS the Commission further ordered that pursuant to clause 6 of subsection 127(1) of the Act that the Temporary Order shall take effect immediately and shall expire on the fifteenth day after its making unless extended by the Commission;
AND WHEREAS on February 26, 2002 the Commission issued a Notice of Hearing (the "Notice of Hearing") against BlackBean, Mohr and Fenner pursuant to sections 127 and 127.1 of the Act scheduled for a hearing before the Commission on Friday, March 8, 2002;
AND WHEREAS the Commission has been advised that the Respondents, BlackBean and Mohr, were served on February 28, 2002 with the Temporary Order, the Notice of Hearing and the Statement of Allegations;
AND WHEREAS the Commission has been advised that the Respondent, John Fenner, was served on March 4, 2002, with the Temporary Order, the Notice of Hearing and the Statement of Allegations;
AND WHEREAS consent has been granted by all the Respondents in this proceeding;
AND WHEREAS the Commission considers it to be in the public interest to make this order;
AND WHEREAS by authorization order made March 9, 2001, pursuant to subsection 3.5(3) of the Act, the Commission authorized each of David A. Brown, Howard Wetston and Paul Moore acting alone, to exercise the powers of the Commission, subject to subsection 3.5(4) of the Act, to grant adjournments, set dates for hearings, and to hear and determine procedural matters;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED pursuant to section 127(7) of the Act that the Temporary Order is extended against the Respondents until this hearing is concluded;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to section 21 of the Statutory Powers Procedure Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.22, as amended, this hearing is adjourned sine die, to be returnable on no less than seven days' notice.
DATED at Toronto this 8th day of March, 2002.
Paul M. Moore