The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced today that it has approved amendments to MFDA Rule 3.1.1, intended to harmonize the MFDA's minimum capital requirements with those under National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements and Exemptions, as well as amendments to Form 1 - Financial Questionnaire and Report. The amendments, which were also approved by various other jurisdictions, are conditional on the MFDA submitting proposed amendments to Form 1 to include a definition of "market value" of securities to regulators for review and approval by March 31, 2011.