Industry

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF

IIROC PROPOSED AMENDMENTS

AND CONCEPT PROPOSAL

On October 27, 2008, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) requested comments with respect to proposed amendments (Proposed Amendments) to the Universal Market Integrity Rules and a concept proposal (Concept Proposal) that would be consequential to the implementation by the Canadian Securities Administrators of proposed changes to National Instrument 23-101 -- Trading Rules regarding trade-through protection (IIROC Notice 08-0163). The Proposed Amendments and Concept Proposal have not been filed with the (CSA) for formal review. It is anticipated that the Proposed Amendments will be formally filed with the CSA and published for comment in accordance with the Joint Rule Review Protocol once the Proposed Amendments have been ratified by the IIROC Board. Comments on the Proposed Amendments and Concept Proposal should be delivered to IIROC by January 9, 2009. Please visit www.iiroc.ca under the heading "Policy" for further information and the full text of the Proposed Amendments and Concept Proposal.