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NOTICE OF MINISTER OF FINANCE APPROVAL OF

OSC RULE 13-502 FEES, FORMS 13-502F1, 13-502F2,

13-502F3 AND 13-502F4, AND COMPANION POLICY 13-502CP

AND

NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF SCHEDULE 1 TO REGULATION 1015

MADE UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, AND NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS TO REGULATION 1015

MADE UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, POLICY 12-602, OSC RULES 45-501, 45-502 AND 45-503

On February 17, 2003, the Minister of Finance approved Rule 13-502 Fees, including Forms 13-502F1, 13-502F2, 13-502F3 and 13-502F4, as a rule under the Act (the "Rule") and approved Companion Policy 13-502CP (the "Companion Policy") as a policy under the Act.

Concurrently with making the Rule, the Commission revoked Schedule 1 (the "Fee Schedule") to Regulation 1015 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (the "Regulation"), revoked Forms 42, 43 and 44, and made non-material amendments (the "Consequential Amendments") to certain rules and policies in order to delete references to the Fee Schedule.

The Rule and Companion Policy came into force on March 31, 2003. The amendments to the Regulation and the Consequential Amendments also took effect on March 31, 2003.

The Notice of Minister of Finance Approval was previously published in Chapter 1 of the Bulletin on April 4, 2003. The Rule and Companion Policy were not published at that time. The Rule and the Companion Policy, and Consequential Amendments, were previously published in Chapter 5 of the Bulletin on January 31, 2003 at (2003) 26 OSCB 891. FAQs concerning the implementation of the Rule were published in Chapter 1 of the Bulletin on March 14, 2003 at (2003) 26 OSCB 2166. On May 16, 2003, proposed amendments to the Rule and the Companion Policy were published for comment in Chapter 6 of the Bulletin at (2003) 26 OSCB 3768.

The Rule and Companion Policy, and Consequential Amendments, are published in Chapter 5 of the Bulletin and at http://www.osc.gov.on.ca. The Rule and Companion Policy, and Consequential Amendments, will be published in The Ontario Gazette on June 14, 2003.