Tuesday, November 6, 2007
By James Langton
The Investment Dealers Association of Canada reports that, effective
immediately, it is no longer publishing bulletins reporting hearing
panel disciplinary judgments.
“The practice of publishing disciplinary judgments was initially
established to communicate a summary of discipline matters when mass
dissemination of the actual judgment was not possible or practical,” the
IDA says. Now, the IDA publishes all discipline judgments on its Web
site upon release by the relevant hearing panel. “Accordingly, the text
of all decisions is readily available to members, registrants and the
public for review,” it says.
It will continue to publish news releases of all of its decisions in
order to ensure interested parties are advised of new discipline
As a consequence of this change, the association will now make all
hearing panel judgments available on the Web site in both French and
English. Previously, judgments were available only in the language in
which they were written, the IDA notes.