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he following is a list of terms used frequently in this Web site and their meanings:



annual information form (AIF) - a document required to be filed annually with securities commissions by public companies and investment funds; it contains prescribed information about the issuer and its securities

annual report - a document commonly prepared for dissemination to security holders of public companies and investment funds; it usually contains one or more reports from management, the audited annual financial statements and certain other information; if an annual report is prepared and sent to security holders, it must also be filed with the securities commissions

applicable securities laws - the applicable laws of the provinces and territories of Canada governing dealings in securities

ASC - the Alberta Securities Commission, the SEDAR Filing Service Contractor.

company profile - a set of information providing a general profile of a public company or investment fund

CSA - the Canadian Securities Administrators (see "securities commissions")

date of filing - the date on which a particular document is transmitted to the SEDAR server; not to be confused with the date on which a document is downloaded by a recipient agency or the date on which a document is made publicly accessible by a recipient agency

document - means any or all of “document”, “information” and “material” as those terms are used in securities legislation

document type - a type of document that is filed with an electronic filing

electronic filer - a person or company that is required to comply with the National Instrument

electronic filing(or filing) - a document that is filed under securities legislation in electronic format or the act of filing a document under securities legislation in electronic format, as the context indicates

electronic format - the computerized format of a document prepared and transmitted in accordance with the standards, procedures and guidelines contained in the SEDAR Filer Manual

file size - the size, in kilobytes, of an electronic file containing a single document filed through SEDAR

filer - electronic filer or filing agent or any of their respective representatives

filing - an electronic filing

filing agent - a person or company that is authorized to make an electronic filing on behalf of an electronic filer

filing service contractor - the SEDAR filing service contractor

filing service subscriber (or subscriber) - an electronic filer or a filing agent that enters into an agreement with the SEDAR filing service contractor to make electronic filings through SEDAR

foreign issuer- an issuer that is incorporated or organized under the laws of a foreign jurisdiction, unless;

(a)    voting securities carrying more than 50 percent of the votes for the election of directors are held by persons or companies whose last address as shown on the books of the issuer is in Canada and either


(i)    the majority of the senior officers or directors of the issuer are citizens or residents of Canada, or


(ii)    assets of the issuer representing more than 50 percent of the total of all assets of the issuer are locate in Canada, or


(iii)    the business of the issuer is administered principally in Canada; or


(b)    the issuer has a class of its equity securities listed and posted for trading on a stock exchange in Canada and does not have any of its equity securities listed and posted for trading on a stock exchange or quoted in a published market in any foreign jurisdiction


foreign jurisdiction - a country other than Canada, or a political subdivision of a country other than Canada

governing jurisdiction - the jurisdiction that enacted the laws which govern the constitution of a particular public company

investment fund - an organization that issues securities publicly in Canada on a continuous basis at fair market value and that invests the proceeds in securities and other assets for the investment benefit of its security holders

investment fund group - a group of investment funds that have a common manager, that have their affairs conducted in a similar manner, and that file a common prospectus and annual information form qualifying the sale of their securities

Investment Funds Database - a subset of the SEDAR Database containing all of the publicly accessible documents and data filed by or on behalf of investment funds

issuer - an issuer of securities, including any public company or investment fund

jurisdiction - a province or territory of Canada or any country or political subdivision of any country outside Canada

kb - kilobytes

market centre - the TSX Venture Exchange, or its successor and assigns; and “market centre’ means any one of them

National Instrument - National Instrument 13-101 – System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR), as amended, which sets out general rules relating to electronic filing of securities documents with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities using SEDAR

NI - a national instrument, as amended, including any successor instrument

PDF - portable document format, a format created using Adobe's Acrobat products

prospectus - a document required to be filed by a public company or investment fund for clearance by securities commissions in connection with a public offering of securities

public company - an organization, other than an investment fund, that issues securities publicly in Canada

Public Companies Database - a subset of the SEDAR Database containing all of the publicly accessible documents and data filed by or on behalf of public companies

recipient agency - a securities commission [or market centre] which receives filings through SEDAR

reporting issuer - a public company or investment fund that is required to file certain prescribed public disclosure documents

securities commissions - the securities regulatory authorities that administer the securities laws of the provinces and territories of Canada; each province or territory has its own securities commission or similar regulatory authority that regulates dealings in securities in the jurisdiction

SEDAR - the computer system for the transmission, receipt, acceptance, review and dissemination of documents filed in electronic format known as the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval

SEDAR Database - the database of publicly accessible documents and data filed through SEDAR

SEDAR Filer Manual - the SEDAR Filer Manual incorporated by reference in the National Instrument

SEDAR Filer Software - the software provided under license by the ASC to electronic filers and filing agents

SEDAR National Instrument - National Instrument 13-101, adopted by the CSA, which is a body of general rules relating to electronic filing of securities documents with the Canadian securities commissions using SEDAR

SEDAR server - the computer system operated by the filing service contractor and used to receive and store documents and data filed through SEDAR

Short Form Prospectus Issuer - an issuer that participates in the short form prospectus distribution system;

subscriber - a filing service subscriber

third party filer - a person or company required to file a document as a result of a securities transaction relating to or affecting an issuer or the issuer's security holders



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