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New Diversity Disclosure Requirements For Public CBCA Corporations
Public corporations incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) will soon be required to report the diversity of their directors and senior management.
Canada
20 Aug 2019
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Update - New Register Requirements Of "Individuals With Significant Control"
Effective June 13, 2019, each private corporation incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act will be required to prepare a register of "individuals with significant control" (ISC) over such corporation.
Canada
18 Jun 2019
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Cyber Crash Course For Directors And Officers
We had a packed house for our Cyber Time: Crash Course for Directors and Officers event this week at the Bennett Jones Calgary office.
Canada
31 May 2019
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Proposed Changes To The CBCA: Directors Duties And Disclosure Obligations
On April 8, 2019, the Federal Government introduced Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures, which includes proposed changes to the CBCA.
Canada
30 Apr 2019
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Cannabis IPO Checklist
With their access to local and global investors and finance opportunities for companies at all stages, Canada's world leading cannabis capital markets offer a wealth of opportunity.
Canada
21 Feb 2019
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Oilfield Services Initial Public Offering Checklist
Canada's world leading oilfield services capital markets offer a wealth of opportunity, with their access to local and global investors, finance opportunities for companies at all stages, and sophisticated technical...
Canada
18 Feb 2019
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2019 ISS And Glass Lewis Updates To Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines
Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") and Glass, Lewis & Co ("Glass Lewis") have both released their updates to their respective Canadian proxy voting guidelines for the 2019 proxy season
Canada
25 Jan 2019
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The Supreme Court Of Canada Clarifies The Personal Liability Of Directors In Oppression Cases
In Wilson v. Alharayeri, 2017 SCC 39 [Alharayeri], the Supreme Court of Canada in a unanimous decision provides significant guidance as to when directors ought to be held personally liable...
Canada
27 Jul 2017
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Cybersecurity Lessons From The United States: A Guide For Directors And Officers
The recent global ransomware attack (WannaCry) was yet another reminder of the increased threat posed by cyber breaches.
Canada
1 Jun 2017
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Equity Kickers And The Criminal Rate Of Interest
Entering into a loan transaction that also has an equity component, such as the issuance of shares or warrants, has previously given rise to some concern that the loan could ultimately run afoul...
Canada
15 May 2017
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TSX - Skirting The Rules No Longer
On March 9, 2017, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) issued Staff Notice 2017-001 (the Staff Notice)...
Canada
31 Mar 2017
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Rio Tinto Alcan v. The Queen: Welcome Expansion Of The Canadian Tax Deductibility Of M&A Transaction Expenses
In a welcome decision for Canadian acquirors and targets, the Tax Court of Canada recognized, in Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. v The Queen,1 that certain oversight expenses—including certain investment banking...
Canada
2 Mar 2017
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Cybersecurity Obligations Of Directors Guidance From The United States Decisions
Your organization will in all likelihood suffer a cyberattack. According to a recent study by Accenture, the average Canadian organization faces about 96 cyberattacks per year...
Canada
1 Mar 2017
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Marquee Energy Appeal Reaffirms Plans Of Arrangement Law In Canada
In a decision released on November 15, 2016, the Alberta Court of Appeal allowed the appeal of Marquee Energy Ltd. from a prior decision of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta which had required...
Canada
15 Dec 2016
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2017 ISS And Glass Lewis Updates To Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co (Glass Lewis) have both released their updates to their respective Canadian proxy voting guidelines for the upcoming 2017 proxy season.
Canada
29 Nov 2016
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Amendments To The Canada Business Corporations Act
On September 28, 2016, the Government of Canada tabled proposed amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA).
Canada
12 Oct 2016
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Disclosure Of Women On Boards And In Executive Officer Positions In Alberta
On September 14, 2016, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) released for comment its proposed amendments to National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices (PDF).
Canada
27 Sep 2016
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Ontario Encourages Gender Diversity Targets For Boards
The Ontario Government has announced a target that women comprise at least 40 percent of appointments to provincial boards and agencies by 2019...
Canada
17 Jun 2016
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Taseko Mines Defeats Raging River In Proxy Contest: Important Lessons For Boards Facing A Dissident Attack
In most provinces dissidents can solicit proxies from up to 15 shareholders without first issuing a dissident proxy circular, whereas the target company cannot solicit proxies without first issuing a management proxy circular.
Canada
7 Jun 2016
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Discovery Obligations – Identification
This is the second blog in our series regarding the obligations to preserve, identify and collect all relevant and material records in litigation or during an investigation.
Canada
3 Jun 2016
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