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THE CANADIAN DEPOSITORY FOR SECURITIES LIMITED (CDS)

TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO CDS PROCEDURES

CDS PROJECTED PAYMENT AND TENDER BREAKDOWN REPORTS

NOTICE OF EFFECTIVE DATE

A. DESCRIPTION OF THE RULE AMENDMENT

Background

The proposed amendments to CDS Reporting Procedures documentation are being made in the general course of CDS's work to enhance its services for the benefit of its participants and the financial markets in general. Requests made by CDS' stakeholders or CDS staff are evaluated and, if appropriate, a change in the format or layout of a CDS report is made.

The Procedures marked for the amendments may be accessed on the CDS website at:

http://www.cds.ca/cdshome.nsf/Pages/-EN-Documentation?Open

Description of Proposed Amendments

The proposed amendments to CDS reports are twofold:

1. The Tender Breakdown Reports (Report IDs 000213 and 000282), which currently report only until expiry date, will be amended to extend reporting through to the payable date;

2. The sort order Projected Payment Reports (Report IDs 000201 and 000203).

B. REASONS FOR TECHNICAL CLASSIFICATION

The amendments proposed pursuant to this Notice are considered technical amendments as they are matters of a technical nature in routine operating procedures and administrative practices relating to the settlement services.

C. EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE RULE

Pursuant to Appendix A ("Rule Protocol Regarding The Review And Approval Of CDS Rules By The OSC") of the Recognition and Designation Order, as varied and restated, these amendments will be effective on May 8th, 2006.

D. QUESTIONS

Questions regarding this notice may be directed to:

Tony Hoffmann

Legal Counsel

The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited

85 Richmond Street West

Toronto, Ontario M5H 2C9

Telephone: 416-365-3768

Fax: 416-365-1984

e-mail: attention@cds.ca

JAMIE ANDERSON
Senior Legal Counsel