CSA

Vancouver - The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have published a new version of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, its related form and policy.

The revised mining rule and related amendments eliminate or reduce the scope of certain requirements, provide greater flexibility to mining issuers in certain areas, reflect changes that have occurred in the mining industry, and clarify or correct areas where the previous standards were not having the desired effect.

"Canada has developed one of the most effective and efficient mining disclosure regimes in the world," said Bill Rice, Chair of the CSA, and Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta Securities Commission. "These amendments reinforce our commitment to maintaining world class standards and continuing to meet the changing disclosure needs of the mining industry."

Following a series of focus group discussions with market participants, the CSA developed the proposed changes to the existing mining rule and published them for comment. The CSA received 50 submissions.

In some jurisdictions, ministerial approvals are required for these changes. Subject to obtaining all necessary approvals, the revised mining rule and related amendments will come into force on June 30, 2011.

The revised mining rule and related amendments are available on the websites of CSA members.

The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada's provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

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For more information:

CSA member name

Point of contact

Phone number

Autorité des marchés financiers

Sylvain Théberge

514-940-2176

Alberta Securities Commission

Lorinda Brinton

403-297-2665

British Columbia Securities Commission

Richard Gilhooney

604-899-6577

Financial Services Regulation Div. Newfoundland and Labrador

Doug Connolly

709-729-2594

Manitoba Securities Commission

Ainsley Cunningham

204-945-4733

New Brunswick Securities Commission

Wendy Connors-Beckett

506-643-7745

Northwest Territories Securities Office

Donn MacDougall

867-920-8984

Nova Scotia Securities Commission

Natalie MacLellan

902-424-8586

Nunavut Securities Office

Louis Arki

867-975-6587

Ontario Securities Commission

Carolyn Shaw-Rimmington

416-593-2361

PEI Securities Office, Office of the Attorney General

Janice Callbeck

902-368-6288

Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission

Barbara Shourounis

306-787-5842

Yukon Securities Registry

Graham Lang

867-667-5466