Securities Law & Instruments


IN THE MATTER OF

THE SECURITIES ACT,
RSO 1990, c S.5

AND

IN THE MATTER OF
INVESTAR INVESTMENT LTD.,
LIYUAN QI AND JIAN GUO

ORDER

                WHEREAS:

1.             on January 3, 2017, Investar Investment Ltd. (“Investar”), Liyuan Qi and Jian Guo (collectively the “Applicants”) brought an application with respect to a decision of a Director of the Ontario Securities Commission (the “Commission”) dated October 17, 2016 (“Director’s Decision”), requesting:

a.             an order extending the time to request a hearing and review (the “Time Extension”) under section 8 of the Securities Act, RSO 1990, c S.5 (the “Act”);

b.             an order pursuant to section 8 of the Act setting aside the Director’s Decision; and

c.             an order pursuant to subsection 8(4) of the Act staying the Director’s Decision pending the disposition of the hearing and review (the “Stay”);

2.             on January 30, 2017, Staff of the Commission (“Staff”) and counsel for the Applicants attended a confidential pre-hearing conference to address scheduling; and

3.             the Commission is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to make this order.

                IT IS ORDERED THAT:

1.             by 4:30 p.m. on February 15, 2017, the Applicants shall serve and file:

a.             the record for the hearing and review in accordance with rules 14.3, 14.4(1) and 14.4(2) of the Commission’s Rules of Procedure (2014) 37 OSCB 4168; and

b.             any additional documentary evidence upon which the Applicants intend to rely;

2.             by 4:30 p.m. on February 18, 2017, Staff shall inform the Applicants whether it intends, at the hearing in this matter, to cross-examine any affiants;

3.             by 4:30 p.m. on March 7, 2017, Staff shall serve and file its record in response, which record shall include any documentary evidence not already filed:

4.             by 4:30 p.m. on March 10, 2017, the Applicants shall inform Staff whether they intend, at the hearing in this matter, to cross-examine any affiants;

5.             by 4:30 p.m. on March 13, 2017:

a.             the Applicants shall serve and file written submissions on: (1) the Time Extension and (2) the Stay; and

b.             Staff shall serve and file written submissions on the merits of the section 8 application;

6.             by 4:30 p.m. on March 16, 2017:

a.             the Applicants shall serve and file responding written submissions on the merits of the section 8 application; and

b.             Staff shall serve and file responding written submissions on: (1) the Time Extension and (2) the Stay;

7.             no further written submissions shall be filed; and

8.             the hearing with respect to: (1) the Time Extension, (2) the Stay, and (3) the section 8 application shall be held at the offices of the Commission located at 20 Queen Street West, 17th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, commencing on Monday, March 20, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

                DATED at Toronto this 30th day of January 2017.

“Timothy Moseley”