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NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO AND RESTATEMENT OF

ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION POLICY 12-602

DEEMING A REPORTING ISSUER IN CERTAIN OTHER CANADIAN JURISDICTIONS

TO BE A REPORTING ISSUER IN ONTARIO

Notice of Amendment and Restatement

The Commission has, under section 143 of the Securities Act (the "Act"), amended and restated OSC Policy 12-602 entitled Deeming a Reporting Issuer in Certain Other Canadian Jurisdictions to be a Reporting Issuer in Ontario ("OSC Policy 12-602"). The objective of the amendments was to replace references to section 83.1 of the Act with references to clause 1(11)(b) of the Act and make consequential changes based on the language of the new Act provision. Section 83.1 was repealed and replaced with clause 1(11)(b) by Bill 151, An Act to enact various 2006 Budget measures and to enact, amend or repeal various Acts (short title, the Budget Measures Act, 2006 (No.2)) which came into force on December 20, 2006. The amendments also update the language of OSC Policy 12-602 to reflect current practice with regard to the TSX Venture Exchange. The amendments do not materially change OSC Policy 12-602 and, accordingly under section 143.8 of the Act, the Commission has not published the amendments for comment. The amended and restated OSC Policy 12-602 is effective March 16, 2007.

Text of amended and restated OSC Policy 12-602

The text of the amended and restated OSC Policy 12-602 along with a black-lined version follows.

ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION POLICY 12-602

DESIGNATING AN ISSUER IN CERTAIN OTHER CANADIAN JURISDICTIONS

AS A REPORTING ISSUER IN ONTARIO

PART 1 - APPLICATION

1.1 The procedures set forth in this Policy Statement apply to applications made to the Ontario Securities Commission (the "Commission") under clause 1(11)(b) of the Securities Act (Ontario) (the "Act") for a designation order that an issuer is a reporting issuer for purposes of Ontario securities law (a "Designation Order") where the applicant issuer is a reporting issuer in certain other Canadian jurisdictions.

1.2 Notwithstanding section 1.1 of this Policy Statement, sections 1.3 and 1.4 of Part 1 and Parts 4 and 5 of this Policy Statement apply to all applications made under clause 1(11)(b) of the Act.

1.3 The procedures set forth in OSC Policy 2.1 Applications to the Ontario Securities Commission, or any successor instrument, apply to all applications made under clause 1(11)(b) of the Act except to the extent modified by this Policy Statement.

1.4 Notwithstanding anything contained in this Policy Statement, the Commission retains its discretion to act in the public interest with respect to its consideration of all applications made under clause 1(11)(b) of the Act.

PART 2 -- ISSUERS LISTED ON THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE

2.1 Unless it is otherwise prejudicial to the public interest to do so, upon application under clause 1(11)(b) of the Act, a Designation Order will generally be granted by the Commission to an issuer whose securities are listed and posted for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V") if:

(1) the issuer is in good standing in all jurisdictions in which it is a reporting issuer or a reporting issuer equivalent; and

(2) the issuer is in good standing under the rules, regulations and policies of the TSX-V.

2.2 In order to independently assess the "good standing" referred to in subsection 2.1(1), staff may review the applicant issuer's continuous disclosure record and request that any deficiencies in that record be addressed prior to any recommendation under clause 1(11)(b) of the Act being made.

PART 3 -- ISSUERS NOT LISTED ON THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE

3.1 Unless it is otherwise prejudicial to the public interest to do so, upon application under clause 1(11)(b) of the Act, a Designation Order will generally be granted by the Commission to an issuer who is a reporting issuer in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec or Nova Scotia or is a reporting issuer equivalent in Manitoba (the "Relevant Jurisdictions") and whose securities are not listed on the TSX-V if:

(1) the issuer has been a reporting issuer or a reporting issuer equivalent, as applicable, in one or more Relevant Jurisdictions for at least 12 months prior to the date of the application; and

(2) the issuer is in good standing in all jurisdictions in which it is a reporting issuer or a reporting issuer equivalent.

3.2 In order to independently assess the "good standing" referred to in subsection 3.1(2), staff may review the applicant issuer's continuous disclosure record and request that any deficiencies in that record be addressed prior to any recommendation under clause 1(11)(b) of the Act being made.

PART 4 - APPLICATION PROCEDURE

4.1 An application made under clause 1(11)(b) of the Act should include:

(1) if applicable, particulars of the jurisdictions in which the issuer is a reporting issuer or a reporting issuer equivalent and the date the issuer became a reporting issuer in each such jurisdiction;

(2) if applicable, particulars of the stock exchanges or trading or quotation systems on which the issuer's securities are traded or quoted;

(3) particulars of any penalties or sanctions imposed against the issuer by a court relating to Canadian securities legislation or by a Canadian securities regulatory authority and the grounds on which they were imposed or the terms of the settlement agreement and the circumstances that gave rise to the settlement agreement;

(4) particulars of any penalties or sanctions imposed and the grounds on which they were imposed or the terms of the settlement agreement and the circumstances that gave rise to the settlement agreement, if a director or officer of the issuer, or a shareholder holding sufficient securities of the issuer to affect materially the control of the issuer has (i) been subject to any penalties or sanctions imposed by a court relating to Canadian securities legislation or by a Canadian securities regulatory authority or has entered into a settlement agreement with a Canadian securities regulatory authority, or (ii) been subject to any other penalties or sanctions imposed by a court or regulatory body that would be likely to be considered important to a reasonable investor making an investment decision;

(5) particulars of:

(i) any known ongoing or concluded investigations by:

(a) a Canadian securities regulatory authority; or

(b) a court or regulatory body, other than a Canadian securities regulatory authority, that would be likely to be considered important to a reasonable investor making an investment decision; and

(ii) any bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings, or other proceedings, arrangements or compromises with creditors, or the appointment of a receiver, receiver manager or trustee, within the 10 years before the date of the application;

relating to the issuer, a director or officer of the issuer, or a shareholder holding sufficient securities of the issuer to affect materially the control of the issuer;

(6) particulars of:

(i) any cease trade or similar orders, or orders that denied access to any exemptions under Ontario securities law, for a period of more than 30 consecutive days, within the 10 years before the date of the application; and

(ii) any bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings, or other proceedings, arrangements or compromises with creditors, or the appointment of a receiver, receiver manager or trustee, within the 10 years before the date of the application;

relating to any other issuer which a director or officer of the issuer making the application, or a shareholder holding sufficient securities of such issuer to affect materially the control of such issuer, was a director or officer of at the time of such event;

(7) confirmation that the issuer is not on the default list of the securities regulatory authority in each jurisdiction in which the issuer is a reporting issuer or a reporting issuer equivalent;

(8) for security check purposes, a completed Authorization of Indirect Collection of Personal Information in the form attached hereto as Appendix A for each director, executive officer and promoter, if any, and each director and executive officer of the promoter, if any, of the issuer; and

(9) the filing fee prescribed under Rule 13-502 Fees.

PART 5 - SEDAR

5.1 Immediately upon receipt of a Designation Order, the issuer will be expected to amend its SEDAR Profile to indicate that it is a reporting issuer in Ontario.

 

APPENDIX A

AUTHORIZATION OF INDIRECT COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

The attached Schedule 1 contains information concerning the name, position with or relationship to the applicant, name and address of employer, if other than the applicant, residential address, passport number and date of issuance, date and place of birth and citizenship of each director, executive officer, promoter, if any, and each director and executive officer of the promoter, if any, of the applicant named below (the "Issuer"). The Issuer hereby confirms that each person or company listed on Schedule 1

(a) has been notified by the Issuer

(i) of the Issuer's delivery to the Commission of the information pertaining to the person or company as set out in Schedule 1,

(ii) that such information is being collected indirectly by the Commission under the authority granted to it under the Securities Act (Ontario),

(iii) that such information is being collected for the purpose of enabling the Commission to discharge its obligations under the provisions of the Securities Act (Ontario) that permits the Commission to refuse to grant an order that an issuer be a reporting issuer for the purposes of Ontario securities law where it would be prejudicial to the public interest, and

(iv) that the title, business address and business telephone number of the public official who can answer questions about the Commission's indirect collection of the information is:

Administrative Assistant to the Director of Corporate Finance
Ontario Securities Commission
20 Queen Street West
19th Floor, Box 55
Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S8
(416) 593-8086

(b) has authorized the indirect collection of the information by the Commission.

Date: _________________________
 
_________________________
 
Name of Issuer
 
Per:_________________________
 
_________________________
 
Name
 
_________________________
 
Official Capacity
 
(Please print the name of the individual whose signature appears in the official capacity)
 
Schedule 1 Personal Information to Appendix A
Authorization of Indirect Collection of Personal Information
 
[Name of Issuer]
 
Name and Position with
Name and Address of
Residential Address [If Residential Address is
Date and
Citizenship
or Relationship to Issuer
Employer, if other than
outside North America provide Passport No. and
Place of
Issuer
Date of Issuance]
Birth
 
__________
__________
_________________________
_____
_____

ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION POLICY 12-602

DEEMING A REPORTINGDESIGNATING AN ISSUER

IN CERTAIN OTHER CANADIAN JURISDICTIONS TO BEAS A REPORTING ISSUER IN ONTARIO

PART 1 - APPLICATION

1.1 The procedures set forth in this Policy Statement apply to applications made to the Ontario Securities Commission (the "Commission") under section 83.1(clause 1(11)(b) of the Securities Act (Ontario) (the "Act") for ana designation order deemingthat an issuer to beis a reporting issuer for purposes of Ontario securities law (a "DeemingDesignation Order") where the applicant issuer is a reporting issuer in certain other Canadian jurisdictions.

1.2 Notwithstanding section 1.1 of this Policy Statement, sections 1.3 and 1.4 of Part 1 and Parts 4 and 5 of this Policy Statement apply to all applications made under section 83.1(clause 1(11)(b) of the Act.

1.3 The procedures set forth in OSC Policy 2.1 - Applications to the Ontario Securities Commission, or any successor instrument, apply to all applications made under section 83.1(clause 1(11)(b) of the Act except to the extent modified by this Policy Statement.

1.4 Notwithstanding anything contained in this Policy Statement, the Commission retains its discretion to act in the public interest with respect to its consideration of all applications made under section 83.1(1) of the Act.

1.5 Notwithstanding anything contained in this Policy Statement, this Policy Statement does not apply to applications under section 83.1(1) of the Act by issuers who are designated as Capital Pool Company issuers by Canadian Venture Exchange Inc. ("CDNX") until such time as proposed OSC Policy 41-601 - Capital Pool Companies is adopted as a policy in Ontario by the Commission.

PART 2 - CDNX-LISTED ISSUERSclause 1(11)(b) of the Act.

PART 2 -- ISSUERS LISTED ON THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE

2.1 Unless it is otherwise prejudicial to the public interest to do so, upon application under section 83.1(clause 1(11)(b) of the Act, a DeemingDesignation Order will generally be granted by the Commission to an issuer whose securities are listed and posted for trading on CDNXthe TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V") if:

(1) the issuer is in good standing in all jurisdictions in which it is a reporting issuer or a reporting issuer equivalent; and

(2) the issuer is in good standing under the rules, regulations and policies of CDNXthe TSX-V.

2.2 In order to independently assess the "good standing" referred to in subsection 2.1(1), staff may review the applicant issuer's continuous disclosure record and request that any deficiencies in that record be addressed prior to any recommendation under section 83.1(clause 1(11)(b) of the Act being made.

PART 3 - NON-CDNX-- ISSUERS NOT LISTED ISSUERSON THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE

3.1 Unless it is otherwise prejudicial to the public interest to do so, upon application under section 83.1(clause 1(11)(b) of the Act, a DeemingDesignation Order will generally be granted by the Commission to an issuer who is a reporting issuer in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec or Nova Scotia or is a reporting issuer equivalent in Manitoba (the "Relevant Jurisdictions") and whose securities are not listed on CDNXthe TSX-V if:

(1) the issuer has been a reporting issuer or a reporting issuer equivalent, as applicable, in one or more Relevant Jurisdictions for at least 12 months prior to the date of the application; and

(2) the issuer is in good standing in all jurisdictions in which it is a reporting issuer or a reporting issuer equivalent.

3.2 In order to independently assess the "good standing" referred to in subsection 3.1(2), staff may review the applicant issuer's continuous disclosure record and request that any deficiencies in that record be addressed prior to any recommendation under section 83.1(clause 1(11)(b) of the Act being made.

PART 4 - APPLICATION PROCEDURE

4.1 An application made under section 83.1(clause 1(11)(b) of the Act should include:

(1) if applicable, particulars of the jurisdictions in which the issuer is a reporting issuer or a reporting issuer equivalent and the date the issuer became a reporting issuer in each such jurisdiction;

(2) if applicable, particulars of the stock exchanges or trading or quotation systems on which the issuer's securities are traded or quoted;

(3) particulars of any penalties or sanctions imposed against the issuer by a court relating to Canadian securities legislation or by a Canadian securities regulatory authority and the grounds on which they were imposed or the terms of the settlement agreement and the circumstances that gave rise to the settlement agreement;

(4) particulars of any penalties or sanctions imposed and the grounds on which they were imposed or the terms of the settlement agreement and the circumstances that gave rise to the settlement agreement, if a director or officer of the issuer, or a shareholder holding sufficient securities of the issuer to affect materially the control of the issuer has (i) been subject to any penalties or sanctions imposed by a court relating to Canadian securities legislation or by a Canadian securities regulatory authority or has entered into a settlement agreement with a Canadian securities regulatory authority, or (ii) been subject to any other penalties or sanctions imposed by a court or regulatory body that would be likely to be considered important to a reasonable investor making an investment decision;

(5) particulars of:

(i) any known ongoing or concluded investigations by:

(a) a Canadian securities regulatory authority; or

(b) a court or regulatory body, other than a Canadian securities regulatory authority, that would be likely to be considered important to a reasonable investor making an investment decision; and

(ii) any bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings, or other proceedings, arrangements or compromises with creditors, or the appointment of a receiver, receiver manager or trustee, within the 10 years before the date of the application;

relating to the issuer, a director or officer of the issuer, or a shareholder holding sufficient securities of the issuer to affect materially the control of the issuer;

(6) particulars of:

(i) any cease trade or similar orders, or orders that denied access to any exemptions under Ontario securities law, for a period of more than 30 consecutive days, within the 10 years before the date of the application; and

(ii) any bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings, or other proceedings, arrangements or compromises with creditors, or the appointment of a receiver, receiver manager or trustee, within the 10 years before the date of the application;

relating to any other issuer which a director or officer of the issuer making the application, or a shareholder holding sufficient securities of such issuer to affect materially the control of such issuer, was a director or officer of at the time of such event;

(7) a certificate of no default, dated within 10 days of the date of the application, fromconfirmation that the issuer is not on the default list of the securities regulatory authority in each jurisdiction in which the issuer is a reporting issuer or a reporting issuer equivalent;

(8) for security check purposes, a completed Authorization of Indirect Collection of Personal Information in the form attached hereto as Appendix A for each director, executive officer and promoter, if any, and each director and executive officer of the promoter, if any, of the issuer; and

(9) the filing fee prescribed under Rule 13-502 Fees.

PART 5 - SEDAR

5.1 Immediately upon receipt of a DeemingDesignation Order, the issuer will be expected to amend its SEDAR Profile to indicate that it is a reporting issuer in Ontario.

 

APPENDIX A

AUTHORIZATION OF INDIRECT COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

The attached Schedule 1 contains information concerning the name, position with or relationship to the applicant, name and address of employer, if other than the applicant, residential address, passport number and date of issuance, date and place of birth and citizenship of each director, executive officer, promoter, if any, and each director and executive officer of the promoter, if any, of the applicant named below (the "Issuer"). The Issuer hereby confirms that each person or company listed on Schedule 1

(a) has been notified by the Issuer

(i) of the Issuer's delivery to the Commission of the information pertaining to the person or company as set out in Schedule 1,

(ii) that such information is being collected indirectly by the Commission under the authority granted to it under the Securities Act (Ontario),

(iii) that such information is being collected for the purpose of enabling the Commission to discharge its obligations under the provisions of the Securities Act (Ontario) that permits the Commission to refuse to grant an order deemingthat an issuer to be a reporting issuer for the purposes of Ontario securities law where it would be prejudicial to the public interest, and

(iv) that the title, business address and business telephone number of the public official who can answer questions about the Commission's indirect collection of the information is:

Administrative Assistant to the Director of Corporate Finance
Ontario Securities Commission
20 Queen Street West
Suite 1903,19th Floor, Box 55
Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S8
(416) 597-0681
 
593-8086

(b) has authorized the indirect collection of the information by the Commission.

Date: _________________________
 
_________________________
 
Name of Issuer
 
Per:_________________________
 
_________________________
 
Name
 
_________________________
 
Official Capacity
 
(Please print the name of the individual whose signature appears in the official capacity)
 
Schedule 1 Personal Information to Appendix A
Authorization of Indirect Collection of Personal Information
 
[Name of Issuer]
 
Name and Position with
Name and Address of
Residential Address [If Residential Address is
Date and
Citizenship
or Relationship to Issuer
Employer, if other than
outside North America provide Passport No. and
Place of
Issuer
Date of Issuance]
Birth
 
__________
__________
_________________________
_____
_____