The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) also published proposed rules today regarding general dealer member financial standards, the protection of client assets, financing arrangements, operations and other internal control requirements. As part of IIROC's rules rewrite project, the proposals are intended to eliminate unnecessary rule provisions, clarify IIROC's expectations with respect to certain rules, ensure that the rules reflect current industry practices, ensure consistency with other rules and streamline the decision making and rule interpretation process.

Much like IIROC's other rule proposals published today, the new provisions contain numerous substantive changes to current rules, such as with respect to reporting of early warning situations and deadlines for certain financial filings. IIROC is accepting public comments on the proposals for 90 days from today's publication of its notice.

See: IIROC Notice 10-0267