Securities Law & Instruments

Headnote

Mutual Reliance Review System for Exemptive Relief Applications -- issuer deemed to have ceased to be a reporting issuer.

Ontario Statutes

Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, as am., s. 83.

August 17, 2005

Canwel Building Materials Ltd.
Suite 1510, 700 West Georgia Street
P.O. Box 10034, Pacific Centre
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1A1

ATTN: R.S. (Rob) Doman, Corporate Secretary

Re:
Canwel Building Materials Ltd. (the "Applicant") -- Application to Cease to be a Reporting Issuer under the securities legislation of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador the "Jurisdictions").

The Applicant has applied to the local securities regulatory authority or regulator (the "Decision Maker") in each of the Jurisdictions for a decision under the securities legislation (the "Legislation") of the Jurisdictions to be deemed to have ceased to be a reporting issuer in the Jurisdictions.

As the Applicant has represented to the Decision Makers that: