Cease and Desist Order against Hanis Ateka ("Ateka") and GTA Immigration Consulting Agency ("GTA")

REGARDING the Insurance Act, R.S.O.,1990,
C. I.8, as amended, (“Act”) in particular
sections 441 and 393(23),

AND REGARDING a Cease and Desist Order
against Hanis Ateka (“Ateka”) and GTA
Immigration Consulting Agency (“GTA”)


CEASE AND DESIST ORDER

Ateka and GTA have committed an unfair and deceptive act or practice by acting as agents without a licence contrary to section 393(23) of the Act. The particulars are set out in Schedule “A” attached to, and forming part of this Order. Pursuant to written Minutes of Settlement, also attached to, and forming part of this Order, Ateka and GTA have consented to the issuance of an Order by the Superintendent requiring them to cease and desist acting as agents without a licence.

The Superintendent Hereby Orders that Hanis Ateka and GTA Immigration Consulting Agency:

1. Cease and desist, no later than two weeks from the date of this order, any advertisements indicating that GTA Agency will provide auto insurance to members of the public in Ontario.

2. Immediately cease and desist referring members of the public in Ontario to unlicenced agents or brokers, including David Spektor.

3. Immediately cease and desist from contacting any insurance company or broker or agent in Ontario for the purpose of putting into place insurance on vehicles, property or other things of value that do not belong to Ateka or GTA Agency.

Take Notice That section 447(2)(b) of the Insurance Act provides that any person who fails to comply with any Order made under the Act is guilty of an offence, and section 447(3) provides that such person is liable on a first conviction to a fine of not more than $100,000 and on each subsequent conviction to a fine of not more than $200,000.

And Take Notice That section 447(4) of the Insurance Act provides that every director, officer and chief agent of a corporation and every person acting in a similar capacity or performing similar functions in an unincorporated association who,


(a) caused, authorized, permitted or participated in the corporation or unincorporated association committing an offence referred to in section 447(2); or

(b) failed to take reasonable care to prevent the corporation or unincorporated association from committing an offence referred to in section 447(2),
is guilty of an offence and is liable on a first conviction to a fine of not more than $100,000 and on each subsequent conviction to a fine of not more than $200,000, whether or not the corporation or unincorporated association has been prosecuted for or convicted of the offence.

 

ISSUED AT the City of Toronto the day of August, 2005.


Cheryl Cottle
Chief Executive Officer
and Superintendent of Financial Services (Acting)

TO: Hanis Ateka and GTA Immigration Consulting Agency
c/o 215 - 4915 Bathurst Street
Toronto ON M2R 1X9