Securities Law & Instruments

NOTICE OF MINISTERIAL APPROVAL

OF AMENDMENTS TO

NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 51-102 CONTINUOUS DISCLOSURE OBLIGATIONS,
FORM 51-102F2 ANNUAL INFORMATION FORM AND FORM 51-102F5 INFORMATION CIRCULAR

AND

CONSEQUENTIAL AND OTHER AMENDMENTS TO

NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 52-107 ACCEPTABLE ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES,
AUDITING STANDARDS AND REPORTING CURRENCY,

MULTILATERAL INSTRUMENT 52-109
CERTIFICATION OF DISCLOSURE IN ISSUERS' ANNUAL AND INTERIM FILINGS,

MULTILATERAL INSTRUMENT 52-110 AUDIT COMMITTEES,

NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 58-101 DISCLOSURE OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE PRACTICES,

NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 71-102 CONTINUOUS DISCLOSURE AND OTHER EXEMPTIONS
RELATING TO FOREIGN ISSUERS,

COMMISSION RULE 51-801 IMPLEMENTING NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 51-102
CONTINUOUS DISCLOSURE OBLIGATIONS AND

FORM 41-501F1 INFORMATION REQUIRED IN A PROSPECTUS UNDER
ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION RULE 41-501 GENERAL PROSPECTUS REQUIREMENTS

On December 6, 2007, the Minister of Finance approved, pursuant to section 143.3 of the Securities Act (Ontario), amendments to the following rules and forms (the Instruments):
  • National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations;
  • Form 51-102F2 Annual Information Form,
  • Form 51-102F5 Information Circular;
  • National Instrument 52-107 Acceptable Accounting Principles, Auditing Standards and Reporting Currency;
  • Multilateral Instrument 52-109 Certification of Disclosure in Issuers' Annual and Interim Filings;
  • Multilateral Instrument 52-110 Audit Committees;
  • National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices;
  • National Instrument 71-102 Continuous Disclosure and Other Exemptions Relating to Foreign Issuers;
  • Ontario Securities Commission Rule 51-801 Implementing National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations; and
  • Form 41-501F1 Information Required in a Prospectus under Ontario Securities Commission Rule 41-501 General Prospectus Requirements.
Previously, materials related to the amendments to the Instruments and amendments to Companion Policy 51-102CP Continuous Disclosure Obligations (the Companion Policy) were published in the Bulletin on October 12, 2007. The amendments to the Instruments and the Companion Policy will come into force on December 31, 2007.

The amendments to the Instruments and the Companion Policy are published in Chapter 5 of this Bulletin.

December 21, 2007