National Instrument 52-107 Acceptable Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards
Part 5 Exemptions
Section 5.1

Exemptions

(1) The regulator or securities regulatory authority may grant an exemption from this Instrument, in whole or in part, subject to such conditions or restrictions as may be imposed in the exemption.

(2) Despite subsection (1), in Ontario, only the regulator may grant an exemption.

(3) Except in Ontario, an exemption referred to in subsection (1) is granted under the statute referred to in Appendix B of National Instrument 14-101 Definitions opposite the name of the local jurisdiction.


National Instrument 52-107 Acceptable Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards
Part 5 Exemptions
Section 5.2

Certain Exemptions Evidenced by Receipt

(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), without limiting the manner in which an exemption may be evidenced, an exemption from this Instrument as it pertains to financial statements or auditor’s reports included in a prospectus, may be evidenced by the issuance of a receipt for the prospectus or an amendment to the prospectus.

(2) A person or company must not rely on a receipt as evidence of an exemption unless the person or company

(a) sent to the regulator or securities regulatory authority, on or before the date the preliminary prospectus or the amendment to the preliminary prospectus or prospectus was filed, a letter or memorandum describing the matters relating to the exemption application, and indicating why consideration should be given to the granting of the exemption, or

(b) sent to the regulator or securities regulatory authority the letter or memorandum referred to in paragraph (a) after the date of the preliminary prospectus or the amendment to the preliminary prospectus or prospectus has been filed and receives a written acknowledgement from the securities regulatory authority or regulator that issuance of the receipt is evidence that the exemption is granted.

(3) A person or company must not rely on a receipt as evidence of an exemption if the regulator or securities regulatory authority has before, or concurrently with, the issuance of the receipt for the prospectus, sent notice to the person or company that the issuance of a receipt does not evidence the granting of the exemption.

(4) For the purpose of this section, a reference to a prospectus does not include a preliminary prospectus.


National Instrument 52-107 Acceptable Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards
Part 5 Exemptions
Section 5.3

Financial Years ending between December 21 and 31, 2010

Despite subsections 3.1(2) and 4.1(2), Part 3 may be applied by an issuer or registrant to all financial statements, financial information, operating statements and pro forma financial statements for periods relating to a financial year that begins before January 1, 2011 if the immediately preceding financial year ends no earlier than December 21, 2010.


National Instrument 52-107 Acceptable Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards
Part 5 Exemptions
Section 5.4

Rate-Regulated Activities

(1) Despite subsections 3.1(2) and 4.1(2),

(a) Part 3 may be applied by a qualifying entity to all financial statements, financial information, operating statements and pro forma financial statements as if the expression “January 1, 2011” in subsection 3.1(2) were read as “January 1, 2012”, and

(b) if the qualifying entity relies on paragraph (a) in respect of a period, Part 4 must be applied as if the expression “January 1, 2011” in subsection 4.1(2) were read as “January 1, 2012”.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a “qualifying entity” means a person or company that

(a) has activities subject to rate regulation, as defined in Part V of the Handbook, and

(b) is permitted under Canadian GAAP to apply Part V of the Handbook.