National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements
Part 1 Definitions and Interpretations
Section 1.1 Definitions

IPO venture issuer

In this Instrument:

IPO venture issuer” means an issuer that

(a) files a long form prospectus,

(b) is not a reporting issuer in any jurisdiction immediately before the date of the final long form prospectus, and

(c) at the date of the long form prospectus, does not have any of its securities listed or quoted, has not applied to list or quote any of its securities, and does not intend to apply to list or quote any of its securities, on

(i) the Toronto Stock Exchange,

(i.1) Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc.,

(ii) a U.S. marketplace, or

(iii) a marketplace outside of Canada and the United States of America, other than the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange or the PLUS markets operated by PLUS Markets Group plc;


National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements
Part 1 Definitions and Interpretations
Section 1.1 Definitions

junior issuer

In this Instrument:

junior issuer” means an issuer

(a) that files a preliminary prospectus,

(b) that is not a reporting issuer in any jurisdiction,

(c) whose total consolidated assets as at the date of the most recent statement of financial position of the issuer included in the preliminary prospectus are less than $10,000,000,

(d) whose consolidated revenue as shown in the most recent annual statement of comprehensive income of the issuer included in the preliminary prospectus is less than $10,000,000, and

(e) whose equity as at the date of the most recent statement of financial position of the issuer included in the preliminary prospectus is less than $10,000,000, taking into account all adjustments to asset, revenue and equity calculations necessary to reflect each significant proposed acquisition of a business or related business by an issuer that has progressed to a state where a reasonable person would believe that the likelihood of the issuer completing the acquisition is high, and each completed significant acquisition of a business or related business that was completed,

(f) for paragraphs (c) and (e), before the date of the preliminary prospectus and after the date of the issuer’s most recent statement of financial position included in the preliminary prospectus as if each acquisition had taken place as at the date of the issuer’s most recent statement of financial position included in the preliminary prospectus, and

(g) for paragraph (d), after the last day of the most recent annual statement of comprehensive income of the issuer included in the preliminary prospectus as if each acquisition had taken place at the beginning of the issuer’s most recently completed financial year for which a statement of comprehensive income is included in the preliminary prospectus;


National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements
Part 4 Financial Statements and Related Documents in a Long Form Prospectus
Section 4.1

Application

(1) An issuer, other than an investment fund, that files a long form prospectus must include in the long form prospectus the financial statements and the management’s discussion and analysis required by this Instrument.

(2) Subject to Part 15, an investment fund that files a long form prospectus must include in the long form prospectus the financial statements and the management reports of fund performance required by this Instrument.

(3) For the purposes of this Part, “financial statements” do not include pro forma financial statements.


National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements
Part 4 Financial Statements and Related Documents in a Long Form Prospectus
Section 4.2

Audit of financial statements

(1) Any financial statements included in a long form prospectus filed in the form of Form 41-101F1 must be audited in accordance with NI 52-107 unless an exception in section 32.5 or subsection 35.1(3) of Form 41-101F1 applies.

(2) Any financial statements, other than an interim financial report, included in or incorporated by reference into a long form prospectus of an investment fund filed in the form of Form 41-101F2 or Form 41-101F3 must meet the audit requirements of Part 2 of NI 81-106.


National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements
Part 4 Financial Statements and Related Documents in a Long Form Prospectus
Section 4.3

Review of unaudited financial statements

(1) Subject to subsection (2) and (3), any unaudited financial statements included in, or incorporated by reference into, a long form prospectus must have been reviewed in accordance with the relevant standards set out in the Handbook for a review of financial statements by the person or company’s auditor or a review of financial statements by a public accountant.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an investment fund’s unaudited financial statements filed after the date of filing of the prospectus that are incorporated by reference into the prospectus under Part 15.

(3) If NI 52-107 permits the financial statements of the person or company in subsection (1) to be audited in accordance with

(a) U.S. AICPA GAAS, the unaudited financial statements may be reviewed in accordance with the review standards issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants,

(a.1) U.S. PCAOB GAAS, the unaudited financial statements may be reviewed in accordance with the review standards issued by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States of America),

(b) International Standards on Auditing, the unaudited financial statements may be reviewed in accordance with International Standards on Review Engagement issued by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, or

(c) auditing standards that meet the foreign disclosure requirements of the designated foreign jurisdiction to which the person or company is subject, the unaudited financial statements

(i) may be reviewed in accordance with review standards that meet the foreign disclosure requirements of the designated foreign jurisdiction, or

(ii) do not have to be reviewed if

(A) the designated foreign jurisdiction does not have review standards for unaudited financial statements, and

(B) the long form prospectus includes disclosure that the unaudited financial statements have not been reviewed.


National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements
Part 4 Financial Statements and Related Documents in a Long Form Prospectus
Section 4.4

Approval of financial statements and related documents

(1) An issuer must not file a long form prospectus unless each financial statement, each management’s discussion and analysis, and each management report of fund performance, as applicable, of a person or company included in, or incorporated by reference into, the long form prospectus has been approved by the board of directors of the person or company.

(2) An investment fund that is a trust must not file a long form prospectus unless each financial statement and each management report of fund performance of the investment fund included in, or incorporated by reference into, the long form prospectus has been approved by the trustee or trustees of the investment fund or another person or company authorized to do so by the constating documents of the investment fund.