Securities Law & Instruments

Headnote

National Policy 11-203 Process for Exemptive Relief Applications in Multiple Jurisdictions -- exemption from s. 2.1(e) of NI 81-101 to file a prospectus more than 90 days after the date of the receipt for the preliminary prospectus.

Applicable Legislative Provisions

National Instrument 81-101 Mutual Fund Prospectus Disclosure, s 2.1(e).

March 4, 2010

Borden Ladner Gervais

Attention: Mr. Steve Thomas

Dear Sirs/Mesdames:

Re:
MDPIM Canadian Long Term Bond Pool (the "Fund") (originally filed as MDPIM Canadian Mid/Long Bond Pool)
 
Exemptive Relief Application under Part 6 of National Instrument 81-101 Mutual Fund Prospectus Disclosure (NI 81-101)
Application No. 2010/0127; SEDAR Project No. 1513774

By letter dated February 23, 2010 (the Application), the Fund applied to the Director of the Ontario Securities Commission (the Director) under section 6.1 of NI 81-101 for relief from the operation of section 2.1(e) of NI 81-101, which prohibits an issuer from filing a prospectus more than 90 days after the date of the receipt for the preliminary prospectus.

This letter confirms that, based on the information and representations made in the Application, and for the purposes described in the Application, the Director intends to grant the requested exemption to be evidenced by the issuance of a receipt for the Fund's prospectus, subject to the condition that the prospectus be filed no later than April 15, 2010.

Yours very truly,

"Vera Nunes"
Assistant-Manager, Investment Funds Branch