On October 7, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) issued a notice of public consultation related to the application filed with the AMF on October 3 by Maple Group Inc. in connection with its proposed acquisition of TMX Group, and the subsequent proposed acquisitions of Alpha Trading Systems Limited Partnership, Alpha Trading Systems Inc. and the Canadian Depository for Securities Limited. The notice outlines the basis of Maple Group's application to the AMF, describes the proposed transactions, considers potential issues raised by the proposed transactions and requests comments on specific questions. Comments are being accepted until November 7. The AMF plans to hold public consultations in connection with the application at the end of November 2011.