The MFDA seeks preliminary comment on material policy initiatives in order to ensure that stakeholder views and comments are considered at an early stage in policy development process. Comment on material policy proposals is sought through various means, including consultation papers. In these papers, MFDA staff will advise stakeholders of the nature of the initiative, the regulatory rationale for the initiative and any alternatives being considered and will solicit comment on the initiative before the proposal is finalized. To encourage open and candid discussion, and recognizing that this is a preliminary consultation and not a formal Rule proposal, individual comment letters will not be made publicly available on the MFDA’s website.