Securities Law

BCN 2010/18 - Notice and Request for Comment Proposed Changes to Mining Rule National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects [BCN]

Published Date: 2010-04-23
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The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are publishing for comment proposed changes to National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, technical report form and companion policy, and related consequential amendments.

The attached CSA notice describes what we and other members of the CSA are proposing. The proposals reflect the results of industry consultations and experience with the mining rule since its initial adoption in February 2001. The main purpose of the proposed changes is to make the mining rule more effective and cost-efficient without compromising investor protection.

We have asked certain specific questions about our proposals in the CSA notice, including whether to keep, modify or eliminate the technical report trigger for a short form prospectus.

The CSA notice describes where you can direct your comments relating to the proposed changes. We will consider all comments received by July 23, 2010.

Questions
You may refer questions to:

Robert Holland
Chief Mining Advisor, Corporate Finance
British Columbia Securities Commission
604-899-6719 or 800-373-6393 (toll free across Canada)
rholland@bcsc.bc.ca

Sheryl Thomson
Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate Finance
British Columbia Securities Commission
604-899-6778 or 800-373-6393 (toll free across Canada)
sthomson@bcsc.bc.ca
 

Gordon Smith
Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate Finance
British Columbia Securities Commission
604-899-6656 or 800-373-6393 (toll free across Canada)
gsmith@bcsc.bc.ca


April 23, 2010


Brenda M. Leong
Chair

 

Ref:National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects
Form 43-101F1 Technical Report
Companion Policy 43-101CP Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects
National Instrument 44-101 Short Form Prospectus Distributions
Form 51-102F1 Management’s Discussion and Analysis
Form 51-102F2 Annual Information Form
National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions
National Instrument 45-101 Rights Offerings

This Notice may refer to other documents. These documents can be found at the BC Securities Commission public website at www.bcsc.bc.ca in the Policies & Instruments or Historical Policies & Instruments sections of the website.