The Canadian Securities Transition Office released an update last week outlining the activities it has undertaken since the delivery of its Transition Plan this past summer. According to the CSTO, it has "begun to identify the specific skills required to carry out the activities and tasks required to execute the Transition Plan" and has received regulatory staff seconded by participating jurisdictions. Discussions continue regarding the allocation of further staff.

The CSTO's annual report for 2009-2010 was also recently tabled in Parliament. The report describes the transition office's activities for the past fiscal year, including its consultations with stakeholders and the development of national securities legislation and the Transition Plan.