On August 27, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) published proposed amendments to Form 1, used to monitor the financial solvency of dealer members. The proposals would include amendments to the "market value" definition in Form 1 to adopt the mandated IFRS valuation approach, except where value cannot be reliably measured in which case IIROC has proposed an alternative approach. While IIROC's proposals are intended to harmonize the standards used in financial reporting with IFRS as much as possible, a number of departures from IFRS are proposed. These include reporting of client and broker trading balances on a net basis, treating preferred shares as regulatory capital and presenting the financial statements on non-consolidated basis. IIROC is accepting comments on its proposals for 60 days from the date of publication of the notice.

IIROC Notice 10-0230 - Amendments to Form 1 to adopt IFRS for regulatory reporting purposes

Attachment A - Amendments to Form 1

Attachment B - Black-line Form 1