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Issuer Delisting; Notice of Application To Withdraw From Listing and Registration (Westcoast Energy Inc., Common Stock, No Par Value, and Associated Common Stock Purchase Rights)

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Start Preamble May 18, 2000.

Westcoast Energy Inc. (“Company”) has filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”), pursuant to section 12(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) [1] and Rule 12d2-2(d) thereunder,[2] to withdraw its Common Stock, no par value, and associated Common Stock Purchase Rights (referred to collectively herein as the “Securities”), from listing and registration on the Pacific Exchange, Inc. (“PCX”).

The Company, which is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and whose Securities are additionally listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSE”), in Canada, and on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”), is seeking to withdraw the Securities from listing and registration on the PCX at this time in order to save the costs associated with such listing and related compliance.

The Company has stated that its application relates solely to the withdrawal of the Securities from listing and registration on the PCX and shall have no effect upon the Securities' continued listing and registration on the NYSE under section 12(b) of the Act.[3]

The withdrawal of the Securities from listing and registration on the PCX was approved by the Company's board of directors at a meeting held on February 15 and 16, 2000. Furthermore, the Company has included with its application a copy of a letter from the PCX indicating that the Equity Listings Committee of the PCX, at a meeting held on May 2, 2000, has approved the Company's request that the Securities be removed from listing and registration on the Exchange, pending final approval of the Commission.

Any interested person may, on or before June 9, 2000, submit by letter to the Secretary of the Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 Fifth Street NW., Washington, DC 20549-0609, facts bearing upon whether the application has been made in accordance with the rules of the PCX and what terms, if any, should be imposed by the Commission for the protection of investors. The Commission, based on the information submitted to it, will issue an order granting the application after the date mentioned above, unless the Commission determines to order a hearing on the matter.

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For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.[4]

Jonathan G. Katz,


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[FR Doc. 00-13067 Filed 5-23-00; 8:45 am]