Securities Law & Instruments

IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT

R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, as amended


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LAWRENCE D. WILDER


ORDER


WHEREAS on November 1, 1999, the Ontario Securities Commission (the "Commission") issued a Notice of Hearing pursuant to sections 127(1) and 127.1 of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990 c. S.5, as amended (the "Act") in respect of Wilder (among others);

AND WHEREAS Wilder and Staff of the Commission ("Staff") entered into a settlement agreement dated May 24th, 2002 (the "Settlement Agreement") in which they agreed to a proposed settlement of the proceeding, subject to the approval of the Commission;

AND UPON
reviewing the Settlement Agreement and the Statement of Allegations of Staff, and upon hearing submissions from counsel for Wilder and Staff;

AND UPON
reviewing the Letter of Apology attached as Exhibit 1 to this Order;

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

IT IS ORDERED THAT:

  1. the Settlement Agreement (including the Letter of Apology dated May 24th, 2002, attached to this Order as Exhibit 1) is hereby approved.
DATED at Toronto this 28th day of May, 2002.

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