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CSA STAFF NOTICE 31-310

PROPOSED NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 31-103

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

AND

PROPOSED COMPANION POLICY 31-103CP

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

On November 14, 2008, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA or we) published CSA Staff Notice 31-309 indicating that we expected to complete work on proposed National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements (NI 31-103) by the end of April 2009, at which time we also expected to be in a position to provide a timetable for implementation.

We are now able to report that we expect to submit NI 31-103 to the CSA members for approval in June 2009, with the intention of publishing it in mid-July 2009. If NI 31-103 is then approved by the appropriate government authorities in each jurisdiction, it will come into force at the end of September 2009.

We will publish more detailed implementation guidance at a later date.

Questions

Please refer your questions to any of the following CSA staff:

Christopher Jepson
Senior Legal Counsel
Registrant Regulation
Ontario Securities Commission
Tel: 416-593-2379
cjepson@osc.gov.on.ca
 
Sophie Jean
Conseillère en réglementation
Surintendance de la distribution
Autorité des marchés financiers
Tel: 514-395-0337, ext. 4786
Toll-free: 1 877 525-0337
sophie.jean@lautorite.qc.ca
 
David McKellar
Director, Market Regulation
Alberta Securities Commission
Tel: 403-297-4281
david.mckellar@asc.ca
 
Laura Bliss
Senior Legal Counsel
Capital Markets Regulation
British Columbia Securities Commission
Tel: 604-899-6666
1-800-373-6393 (in B.C. and Alberta)
lbliss@bcsc.bc.ca
 
Dean Murrison
Deputy Director, Legal/Registration
Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission
Tel: 306-787-5879
dean.murrison@gov.sk.ca

April 3, 2009