The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today announced a cooperation agreement whose objective is to "enhance the effectiveness of both organizations through the exchange of information and other cross-border assistance." The news release describing the arrangement further stated that "[i]n addition to information sharing on compliance and enforcement related matters, IIROC and FINRA plan to work together on issues related to firm oversight and examinations."