The CSA today published for comment proposed amendments to marketplace operations and trading rules intended to update the rules in light of various developments that have occurred.

Specifically, the proposed amendments to NI 21-101 and NI 23-101 would, among other things (i) extend the exemption from the transparency requirements applicable to government debt securities until 2018; (ii) amend existing requirements applicable to marketplaces' and information processors' systems and business continuity planning; (iii) allow marketplaces to provide a marketplace participant's order and trade information to researchers without consent under certain circumstances; and (iv) require marketplaces that have a co-location arrangement with a third-party service provider to disclose that it has the arrangement as well as the name of the provider. 

The CSA are accepting comments on the proposed amendments until July 24, 2014.