Montréal - On January 31, 2012, at the request of the Autorité des marchés financiers (the AMF), the Bureau de décision et de révision (the Bureau) issued cease trade and freeze orders against the activities of Daniel PoulinRespondent Daniel Poulin should not be confused with Daniel Poulin, independent insurance representative from Sherbrooke, holder of certificate 127630, or Daniel Poulin of Desjardins Cabinet de services financiers inc., financial planner and mutual fund dealer from Victoriaville, holder of certificate 161328 (NRD 1638551). and the company headed by him, 9169-8993 Québec inc., also known as ÉCO6.
More specifically, the Bureau ordered Daniel Poulin and 9169-8993 Québec inc. to cease carrying on transactions in respect of any form of investment governed by the Securities Act, including activities as a securities dealer or adviser. The Bureau also ordered the freezing of funds, securities and other property that Daniel Poulin and 9169-8993 Québec inc. have in their possession. These orders were issued to protect investors and preserve the interests of the public.
In January 2012, investors invested $110,000 following solicitations made by Daniel Poulin. According to the AMF's investigation, these amounts were deposited by Daniel Poulin in his personal account and were partly used for personal purposes, which is a concern for the Bureau.
Daniel Poulin was charged with 51 counts in the penal proceeding launched by the AMF in October 2011 in the matters of Eco6 and Fiducie Catholique les Anges de l'Air for illegal practice as a securities dealer, illegal distributions and misrepresentations.
The Autorité des marchés financiers (the AMF) is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec's financial industry.
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