It was reported yesterday that Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, speaking at a financial conference in Toronto on Wednesday, stated that a bill to create a national securities regulator will be ready in a month. According to the Minister, however, the bill will be referred to the Supreme Court of Canada for an opinion on its constitutionality before it is tabled in Parliament. As we discussed in March, the federal government's Budget 2010 set out a three-year target for the establishment of a federal securities regulator.