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FYI Article – Accounting for Redeemable Preferred Shares Issued in a Tax Planning Arrangement
October 29, 2014.   This article discusses the AcSB’s recently issued Exposure Draft regarding redeemable preferred shares issued in a tax planning arrangement, specifically for shares issued in transactions commonly known as an “estate freeze”.

Webinar – Improvements to Not-for-Profit Standards: Stay Up-to-Date on the Process!
October 29, 2014. Tune in to this AcSB and PSAB joint webinar on December 2, 2014 (English) or December 11, 2014 (French) to understand the views of stakeholders relating to the Statement of Principles that was issued in April 2013.

Webinar – Developments in IFRSs: Fall 2014 Update
October 29, 2014.  Tune in to this webinar on November 27, 2014 (English) or November 26, 2014 (French) to get an up-to-date briefing on IFRSs.

AcSB Meeting Agenda – November 5-6, 2014
October 29, 2014. A summary of topics for discussion.

Private Enterprise Advisory Committee Notes – September 16, 2014
October 24, 2014. These meeting notes are a summary of discussions held.

AcSB Decision Summary – October 15, 2014
October 24, 2014. An executive summary of discussions and decisions with respect to the topics addressed at this meeting.

Webinar – Redeemable Preferred Shares Issued in a Tax Planning Arrangement
October 17, 2014.  Tune in to this webinar on November 20, 2014 (English) or November 25, 2014 (French) to learn about the AcSB’s proposed amendments to standards on redeemable preferred shares issued in a tax planning arrangement.

CPA Magazine Standards Speak – Punching Above Our Weight
October 9, 2014. In this month’s column, Rebecca Villmann, AcSB Director, talks about Canada’s reputation for playing a big part in the global standard-setting arena – despite our small size at just over 3% of the world’s capital markets. Also read Q&As with several Canadians involved in global standard setting.

Request for Information – Post-Implementation Review: Section 3856, Financial Instruments
October 8, 2014. The AcSB has issued a Request for Information seeking feedback on whether Section 3856 is causing unexpected challenges and is meeting user needs. Stakeholders are encouraged to submit their comments, on the form provided, by February 9, 2015. 

FYI Article – Joint Arrangements and Investments: Embrace the Changes
October 7, 2014. This article discusses the AcSB’s recently issued Section 3056, Joint Arrangements, and amendments to Section 3051, Investments.

AcSB Exposure Draft – Recognition of Deferred Tax Assets for Unrealized Losses (Proposed amendments to IAS 12)
October 3, 2014. The AcSB has issued an Exposure Draft that corresponds to the IASB’s Exposure Draft. Canadian stakeholders are encouraged to submit their comments, on the form provided, by December 18, 2014.

Request for Issues – IFRS Discussion Group
October 2, 2014. The next meeting of the IFRS Discussion Group will be held in Toronto on December 9, 2014. Individuals are encouraged to submit issues relating to the application of IFRSs in Canada by October 21, 2014.

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