The TSX Venture Exchange recently announced that given current market conditions, it will consider granting issuers temporary relief from certain policies on a case-by-case basis until March 31, 2009. Specifically, the Exchange may refrain from downgrading an issuer if it fails to meet continued listing requirements; capital pool companies may apply for an extension to complete a Qualifying Transaction; and issuers may be able to issue shares at a price of less than $0.05 per share under certain circumstances. The Exchange also announced that it would be making changes to a number of its policies in order to streamline them and to remove certain differences between Tier 1 and Tier 2 issuers. The latter changes are effective December 15, 2008.