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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
BRADON TECHNOLOGIES LTD., JOSEPH COMPTA,
ENSIGN CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
and TIMOTHY GERMAN

ORDER
(Section 127)



WHEREAS on October 3, 2013, 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, accompanied by a Statement of Allegations dated October 3, 2013, issued by Staff of the Commission (“Staff”) with respect to Bradon Technologies Ltd. (“Bradon”), Joseph Compta (“Compta”), Ensign Corporate Communications Inc. (“Ensign”) and Timothy German (“German”) (collectively, the “Respondents”);

AND WHEREAS on October 29, 2013, Staff appeared and made submissions, Compta appeared on behalf of himself and Bradon and made submissions, and German appeared on behalf of himself and Ensign;

AND WHEREAS Staff provided disclosure to the Respondents on November 19, 2013;

AND WHEREAS the Commission determined that the parties should return on December 9, 2013, after disclosure has been provided to the Respondents, to set a date for a confidential pre-hearing conference;

AND WHEREAS on December 9, 2013, Staff appeared and made submissions, German appeared on behalf of himself and Ensign and confirmed that he had retained counsel to represent him and Ensign in this proceeding, and counsel on behalf of Compta and Bradon appeared and made submissions;

AND WHEREAS on December 9, 2013, the Commission ordered that a confidential pre-hearing conference take place on March 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.;

AND WHEREAS on March 12, 2014, Staff appeared and made submissions, German appeared on behalf of himself and Ensign, and counsel on behalf of Compta and Bradon appeared and made submissions. Staff requested that dates be set for the hearing on the merits and for a further confidential pre-hearing conference;

AND WHEREAS on March 12, 2014, the Commission ordered that:

  1. the hearing on the merits commence on December 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. and continue on December 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,  and 15, 2014, or on such further or other dates as may be agreed upon by the parties and fixed by the Office of the Secretary; and
  2. a further confidential pre-hearing conference shall take place on October 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m;

AND WHEREAS on October 27, 2014, Staff appeared and made submissions, German appeared on behalf of himself and Ensign and confirmed that he had retained counsel to represent him and Ensign in this proceeding, and counsel on behalf of Compta and Bradon appeared and made submissions;

AND WHEREAS on October 27, 2014, Staff confirmed that it seeks to proceed to the hearing on the merits on the dates previously set, but counsel on behalf of Compta and Bradon sought a slight variation of the hearing dates, to which neither Staff nor German on behalf of himself and Ensign objected;

AND WHEREAS the Commission is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to make this Order;

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:

  1. the hearing on the merits shall commence on December 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m and continue thereafter on December 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, 2014 or on such further or other dates as may be agreed upon by the parties and fixed by the Office of the Secretary;
  2. the hearing dates of December 3, 4, and 15, 2014, are vacated; and
  3. the hearing on the merits shall continue on December 16 and 18, 2014 or on such further or other dates as may be agreed upon by the parties and fixed by the Office of the Secretary.


DATED
at Toronto this 27th day of October, 2014.

 



" James E. A. Turner"
James E. A. Turner