The OSC announced today that the Minister of Finance has approved final amendments to National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements and National Instrument 44-101 Short Form Prospectus Distributions . As we previously discussed, these amendments expressly codify permissible “pre-marketing” and “marketing” activities that can be conducted prior to and after the filing of a preliminary short or long form prospectus. These activities include the use of “standard term sheets,” and “marketing materials” as well as requirements relating to the conduct of road shows. These amendments were originally published in final form on May 30, 2013 and come into force on August 13, 2013.