Options open on Canadian securities regulator

The Canadian government says it will consider an alternative structure for securities regulation if it is favoured by most provincial authorities.

The country's finance minister, Jim Flaherty, has been on the charm offensive for the past twelve months in an attempt to convince his 13 provincial and territorial counterparts to streamline their securities regulators into a single body.

Flaherty said on 20 June that he would set up a special task force to evaluate the merits of the single regulato

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