Order: In the Matter of Normand Gauthier et al.
IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT,
R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5 AS AMENDED
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IN THE MATTER OF NORMAND GAUTHIER,
GENTREE ASSET MANAGEMENT INC.,
R.E.A.L. GROUP FUND III (CANADA) LP, and
CANPRO INCOME FUND I, LP
(Subsection 127(1) and section 127.1)
WHEREAS on March 27, 2012, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “Commission”) issued a Notice of Hearing pursuant to subsection 127(1) and section 127.1 of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, as amended (the “Act”) in connection with a Statement of Allegations filed by Staff of the Commission (“Staff”) on March 27, 2012 in respect of Normand Gauthier (“Gauthier”), Gentree Asset Management Inc. (“Gentree”), R.E.A.L. Group Fund III (Canada) LP (“RIII”) and CanPro Income Fund I, LP (“CanPro”) (collectively, the “Respondents”);
AND WHEREAS the Respondents were served with the Notice of Hearing and Statement of Allegations on March 28, 2012;
AND WHEREAS the Notice of Hearing provided that a hearing would be held at the offices of the Commission on April 27, 2012;
AND WHEREAS at the attendance on April 27, 2012, Staff appeared and Gauthier appeared on behalf of himself and each of the other Respondents, and Gauthier confirmed that he and the other Respondents have retained counsel to represent the Respondents in this proceeding;
AND WHEREAS on April 27, 2012, at the request of Staff and with the agreement of Gauthier, the Commission ordered that a confidential pre-hearing conference take place on June 26, 2012;
AND WHEREAS on June 26, 2012, Staff and Counsel for the Respondents appeared before the Commission for a confidential pre-hearing conference, and Staff requested that a further confidential pre-hearing conference be scheduled, and Counsel for the Respondents agreed;
AND WHEREAS the Commission is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to make this order;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that a confidential pre-hearing conference shall take place on August 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. or on such other date or at such other time as set by the Office of the Secretary and agreed to by the parties.
DATED at Toronto this 26th day of June, 2012.
Edward P. Kerwin