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Video of Panel Discussion – IFRS and Global Standards: A Canadian Perspective

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Apr 23, 2015

On April 23, 2015, the Accounting Standards Board released a video of a panel discussion jointly hosted by the IFRS Foundation Trustees and Accounting Standards Oversight Council (AcSOC) in Toronto. A director/preparer, auditor, financial statement user, regulator and standard setter provide their views on important issues, including adopting IFRSs in Canada, working with the IASB to support a global set of standards and convergence with U.S. GAAP.

On April 16, 2015, the IFRS Foundation Trustees and the AcSOC jointly hosted an event to discuss Canada’s perspective on International Financial Reporting Standards and global standards.  The video recording of the event is now available to view.

A video recording of the whole event including the panel discussion has now been made available on the International Accounting Standards Board's website. The whole recording is about one hour and twenty minutes long - the press release indicates the timing of each contribution. View the panel discussion, as panelists provide their perspectives as a:

  • regulator — Douglas M. Hyndman, Chair and CEO, Canadian Securities Transition Office
  • preparer and director — Barbara G. Stymiest, Corporate Director, Blackberry Ltd., George Weston Limited and Sun Life Financial Inc.
  • auditor — Bill McFarland, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Partner, PwC LLP (Canada)
  • financial statement user — Brad Darling, Portfolio Manager, Public Equities, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

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