Notice Re: Draft Process-Market Share Offer Control Process

August 27, 2009

NOTICE TO MARKET PARTICIPANTS

Re: Draft Process – Market Share Offer Control Process

On July 13, 2009 the MSA notified stakeholders that it had commenced a stakeholder consultation process in relation to the requirements set out under Section 5 of the Fair, Efficient and Open Competition Regulation (“Regulation”). At that time the MSA published a ‘Strawdog’ draft upon which interested parties were invited to provide comment.

On August 11, 2009, in accordance with its Stakeholder Consultation Process, the MSA published the comments received on the Strawdog draft.

Having considered the comments received from stakeholders, the MSA is now publishing a Draft Process as well as a formal response to the comments on the Strawdog draft (Appendix A to this Notice).

Draft Process

Appendix A

In accordance with the Project Schedule (included at the end of Appendix A) interested parties are invited to provide their comments on the Draft Process by September 11, 2009. The Project Schedule for the Stakeholder Consultation Process will be set out at each stage, and will be updated as applicable. For clarity, the process is currently in the ‘Draft’ stage.

Interested parties can track this process through the Current Stakeholder Consultations link on the MSA website home page: http://www.albertamsa.ca/.

The generic Stakeholder Consultation Process can be found on the MSA website through the following link: http://www.albertamsa.ca/140.html.

We appreciate your participation in these matters.

Yours truly,

“Original signed”

Matt Ayres
Chief Economist
Market Surveillance Administrator