Securities Decisions and Freeze and cease trade orders
Montréal – At the request of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the Bureau de décision et de révision en valeurs mobilières (BDRVM), in a decision dated April 3, 2006, has extended until June 28, 2006 the initial freeze order issued against Enviromondial on December 9, 2003 by the former Commission des valeurs mobilières du Québec (the “Commission”).
However, the BDRVM partially lifted the freeze on $7,544.19 for the benefit of Luce Brunet, an Enviromondial shareholder whose shares in the firm were cancelled and who was granted a refund for the shares through the Small Claims Division of the Court of Québec.
These conservatory measures are intended to ensure that investors are protected while the AMF pursues its investigation. At the latest court hearings, the AMF stressed that numerous civil lawsuits had been launched against Enviromondial.
On December 9, 2003, the Commission issued a freeze order on an amount totalling $69,500. The BDRVM renewed the order on March 4, 2004, May 26, 2004, August 31, 2004, November 23, 2004, February 11, 2005, May 3, 2005, July 27, 2005, October 14, 2005 and January 9, 2006.
The balance in the amount of $61,955.81 will remain frozen in the trust account of the firm’s former lawyer, Me Alain Houle. He may not dispose of the funds without the BDRVM’s consent.
The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec’s financial sector.
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