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EMDA Launches 2012 EMDA CFO Education Series

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First of its kind program in Canada for exempt market dealers and other professionals within the exempt market industry
The Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada (EMDA) is announcing the launch of the 2012 EMDA CFO Education Series: Regulatory Financial Reporting Certificate Program that will take place in Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto in November 2012. The Regulatory Financial Reporting Certificate Program is a unique learning opportunity tailored to the exempt market industry and presented by EMDA Founding Sponsors MNP Corporate Finance Inc. and Walton Capital Management Inc., in cooperation with MNP LLP.

Brian Koscak, EMDA Chairman notes, "As Canada’s only national voice for the exempt market, we are pleased to launch the EMDA CFO Education Series that will offer much needed continuing education for all exempt market participants. Whether it is continuing education or driving issues with policy and regulations, the EMDA has been leading change and focusing on building a stronger exempt market across Canada. We believe that high standards of professional conduct and high quality continuing education are critical elements in the success of the exempt market.”

In partnership with professional educators and leading conference provider, the EMDA brings detailed and relevant educational offerings to support exempt market participants to help them succeed in a regulated marketplace. This Program is specifically designed for CFOs and others performing regulatory and financial functions for EMDs, issuers and those who are dealing representatives or financial, auditors, compliance and legal professionals participating in the exempt market across Canada.

The sessions will include an overview of the exempt market securities industry, EMD books and records requirements, financial and regulatory requirements, overview of excess working capital requirements and calculations, EMD IFRS specific financial reporting topics, such as deferred income taxes, broker warrants and corporate finance revenue recognition, financial instruments and related party accounting and disclosures.

For more information please visit our website:

Doug Bedard, MBA
Senior Vice President and Director, MNP Corporate Finance Inc.
Director, Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada

Stephen Warden CA, CMC
Director, Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada
Partner, MNP LLP

Sean Du Plessis, CA (SA)
IFRS Group Leader
Partner, MNP LLP

CalgaryVancouver Toronto
November 12, 2012
November 14, 2012
November 21, 2012

Seminar: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cocktails: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

MNP Office
Legacy Room
1500, 640 - 5 Avenue SW
MNP Office
Mount Baker Room
2300 - 1055
Dunsmuir Street
Ontario Investment
and Trade Centre
250 Yonge Street, 35th Floor

About the Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada
The Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada (EMDA) is a not-for-profit industry association that brings together exempt market dealers, exempt market product issuers, and professional advisers to the exempt market. The EMDA is a national industry voice for the exempt market to securities regulators, government agencies and the capital markets and provides valuable services and benefits to its members, including: exclusive customized insurance programs for exempt market dealers, regulatory and compliance guidance, opportunities for professional development and continuing education, and access to a network of exempt market professionals from coast to coast. Recently, Brian Koscak, the Chair of the EMDA, was appointed to the Ontario Securities Commission’s ad hoc Exempt Market Advisory Committee (EMAC) in September 2012 to represent the EMDA. For more information please visit our website:

About MNP Corporate Finance Inc.

Since 1988, MNP Corporate Finance Inc. has been committed to helping Canadian companies reach their full potential. Whether you need capital to fund your growth strategy, assistance selling your company, divesting of assets or other merger and acquisition activity, our professionals deliver customized strategies to help businesses prosper. As a registered exempt market dealer, MNP Corporate Finance has extensive experience working with securities across Canada. MNP Corporate Finance is a subsidiary of MNP LLP, one of Canada’s largest chartered accounting and business consulting firms dedicated to the needs of clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. MNP Corporate Finance Inc., together with MNP LLP, is proud to be a founding sponsor of the Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada (EMDA). For more information please visit the website:

About Walton Capital Management Inc.
The foundation of trust that we have built with our clients and partners in business is the cornerstone of our success. And with more than 30 years of experience, Walton has grown to be one of North America’s leading real estate investment groups, creating land-based real estate investments for individual and institutional investors worldwide. For more information please visit the website:

Geoffrey Ritchie
Executive Director, Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada