The members of the Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) have taken steps concerning short-selling.

These steps relating to short sales are focused particularly on the securities of financial institutions whose health may have an impact on financial stability.

The members of the Technical Committee recognize that short-selling plays an important role in the market for a variety of reasons. However, short-selling may be problematic in an unstable financial market.

Québec's Autorité des marchés financiers is a member of IOSCO and participates actively on IOSCO's committees.

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