The Ontario Securities Commission announced today that Ministerial approval has been received with respect to the prospectus rule amendments released earlier this year that are intended to clarify certain provisions, address gaps, streamline requirements and codify prospectus relief that has been granted in the past. Amendments to the requirements and related forms respecting scholarship plans, first announced in January, were also approved.

Most of the amendments come into force on May 14, 2013. Those regarding scholarship plans come into force on May 31.