Today, the OSC extended its prohibition on short sales of certain TSX-listed financial companies that are interlisted in the U.S. or have outstanding securities that are interchangeable into shares of a financial company listed in the similar SEC Order. The prohibition expires on October 8, 2008, which corresponds to the expiration of the SEC Order, now that the "bailout" bill has been signed. The original Temporary Order, implemented September 19 and amended on September 22, was set to expire today.