As part of its plain language rules rewrite project, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) recently released proposed Rules 2100 through Rules 2700 regarding dealer member organization and registration. Beyond rewriting the rules in plain language, the proposals make a number of substantive changes, including with respect to ownership of a dealer member's securities and dealer member structure, in order to, among other things, clarify IIROC's expectations and ensure that the rules reflect actual IIROC practices.

Comments on the proposals are being accepted for 90 days from publication. For more information, see IIROC Notice 11-0061.