APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTIONS
NOTICE AND REQUEST FOR COMMENT
The Ontario Securities Commission is publishing for comment the application of ICE Futures for an exemption from the requirement to be registered as a commodity futures exchange under the Commodity Futures Act (CFA) and from the requirement to be recognized as a stock exchange under the Securities Act (Ontario). ICE Futures is also seeking an exemption from the registration requirements under section 22 of the CFA for trades in ICE Futures contracts by "hedgers" (as defined in Section 1 of the CFA) and an exemption from the requirements in section 33 of the CFA for trades in contracts on ICE Futures by FCMs. The application and proposed draft exemption order are published in Chapter 13 of this bulletin. The comment period is open until August 21, 2006.