Securities Law & Instruments

Note: This order was inadvertently not published in the Bulletin at the time of issuance by the Commission in March 2006 and has been published at a later date to correct this oversight.

IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, AS AMENDED AND IN THE MATTER OF 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 counsel for 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 counsel for 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 since the Reasons and Order dated January 24, 2006, all the individual respondents have provided Undertakings in a form satisfactory to the Commission which are attached to this Order;

IT IS ORDERED THAT:

1. This matter is set down peremptorily for a hearing on the merits commencing 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, for as many consecutive days as possible thereafter to conclude the hearing, including final arguments; and

2. A pre-hearing conference shall take place no later than September 1, 2006, or as soon thereafter on a date fixed by the Secretary to the Commission and agreed to by the parties, to set down a schedule for the hearing on the merits.

DATED at Toronto this 30th day of March, 2006.

"Susan Wolburgh Jenah"
"M. Theresa McLeod"
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Susan Wolburgh Jenah
M. Theresa McLeod
"Robert W. Davis"
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Robert W. Davis


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