I’d like to echo Jeremy’s welcome to those taking the Canadian exam as well. I will be instructing the Canadian-specific content on ILA-DP-C. When I make posts here, I will put [Canadian] in the title of the blog post to indicate that it pertains only to the Canadian exam. If you aren’t taking the Canadian exam, you can safely skip over posts with [Canadian] in the title.
All of the “dropped” material that Jeremy mentioned in his introductory post was dropped from the Canadian exam as well. So you can safely skip that material if you’re already looking at the 2009 version of the seminar.
For 2010, the most notable change on the Canadian syllabus is a brand new version of the Canadian Taxation of Life Insurance textbook (now on the 5th ed.). Fortunately, there were not any signfificant changes to the material in the prior edition. The exam committee did, however, add one new chapter on trusts.
I will be posting new versions of all of the Canadian-specific material this year in our new widescreen format. If you took our ILA-CSP-C seminar in the spring, you can expect it to look like that.
Please let me know if you have any questions at all, and good luck!