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Bulletin #0377-M

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Request for feedback, Proposed National Registration Search Engine

Contact: Ken
BULLETIN #0377 – M
Director, Communications & Membership Services
June 3, 2009
Phone: 416-943-4602

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Request for feedback, Proposed National Registration Search Engine

The BC Securities Commission (“BCSC”), on behalf of the Canadian Securities Administrators
(“CSA”), is leading a project to collect requirements for a proposed national registration search
engine to be hosted on the CSA website. This will not replace National Registration Database
(“NRD”); it will be a public interface to search for registration information across the country.

The proposed national registration search is a result of the ongoing registration reform project
and is anticipated to go live in the fall of 2009. This timeline takes advantage of the new
registration codes anticipated to come into effect in September 2009 with the adoption of 31-103
Registration Requirements.

As the final product will be a national application (with the exception of information from the
Ontario Securities Commission) that will serve a national audience, the BCSC is requesting
feedback from stakeholders across the country.

The BC Securities Commission has issued a survey to gather feedback from users (the public,
registrants, regulators, etc.) about how they currently find registration information, what they're
looking for, and how they use it. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

The survey can be accessed at:

Any questions regarding the survey should be directed to Beibei Zhang of the BC Securities
Commission at