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Changes To Directors' Duties And Additional Disclosure Under The CBCA Proposed In The Budget Bill
The law from BCE v. 1976 Debentureholders (the "BCE decision") is expected to soon be codified within the Canada Business Corporations Act.
Canada
18 Jun 2019
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Preparing For The 2019 Proxy Season – Noteworthy Developments In Canadian Public Issuer Governance And Disclosure
Once again, we have rounded up the key developments in corporate governance and disclosure requirements impacting Canadian public issuers from the past year.
Canada
5 Feb 2019
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OEB Advisory Committee On Innovation Submits Report To The Chair
The report is aimed at identifying Regulatory practices that impede innovation in technology deployment and business practices.
Canada
27 Nov 2018
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Lobbyists Will Soon Be Required To Register In Every Province — Including PEI
Prince Edward Island is currently the only Canadian province without provincial lobbyist registration requirements.
Canada
23 Nov 2018
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Climate Change Disclosure Litigation Is Real And Could Significantly Impact Issuers, Acquirers, Underwriters And Lenders
Late last week, the NYAG filed a law suit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York against Exxon alleging that Exxon violated, among other things, the securities fraud provisions of a 1921 New York statute...
Canada
8 Nov 2018
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Five Cybersecurity Considerations For Directors And Officers
Nothing keeps directors and officers up at night more than the thought of having a cyber breach made public
Canada
3 Aug 2018
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Getting Women On Corporate Boards: How Can Women Capitalize Off Of The Trend Toward Gender Diversity?
In 2015, new rules were implemented which require Canadian public companies to disclose, on an annual basis, certain information regarding women in executive positions and on boards.
Canada
29 Aug 2017
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TSX Releases Guidance With Respect To Majority Voting Policies And Advance Notice Policies
The TSX requires that each director of a TSX‑listed issuer be elected by a majority of the votes cast with respect to his or her election, other than at contested meetings.
Canada
22 Mar 2017
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The Year Ahead: Ten Top Appeals To Watch In 2017
The coming year will see our highest court decide a host of appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions.
Canada
16 Feb 2017
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Proposed Regulations To Bill C-25 Have Now Been Released, And They Add Clarity To Contemplated Changes To Majority Voting, Notice-And-Access Procedures And Diversity Disclosure For Public Corporations Governed By The Canada Business Corporations Act
On December 14, 2016, the Government of Canada published proposed regulations to Bill C-25. Bill C-25, which completed the second reading debate stage in the Parliament of Canada...
Canada
29 Dec 2016
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Corporate Democracy Vs. Directors' Powers: Lessons From Marquee/Smoothwater
Alberta's Court of Appeal recently overturned a controversial interlocutory decision involving a proposed acquisition by Alberta Oil Sands Inc.
Canada
20 Dec 2016
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Bill C-25 Contemplates Important Changes To Director Elections, Notice-And-Access Procedures And Other Matters For Public Corporations Governed By The Canada Business Corporations Act
On September 28, 2016, Bill C-25 passed first reading in the Parliament of Canada. The Bill is currently at the second reading debate stage.
Canada
30 Nov 2016
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The Canadian Securities Administrators Are Closely Monitoring Compliance With Gender Diversity Disclosure Rules
The Canadian Securities Administrators recently released the results of its second review of compliance with the new gender diversity disclosure rules.
Canada
4 Oct 2016
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"Placeholder Candidates": An Untested Response To Advance Notice Provisions
Many US and Canadian public companies have implemented so-called advance notice provisions ("ANPs"), bylaws and policies requiring shareholders to provide a company with notice by a specified deadline...
Canada
27 Sep 2016
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Shareholder Derivative Lawsuit Against Target's Directors And Officers Dismissed
Target was sued in early 2014 by several shareholders following a massive 2013 data breach. Four of those claims were ultimately consolidated into the claim that was dismissed while another claim was stayed pending this result.
Canada
18 Jul 2016
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As Of Today, Early Warning Disclosure In Canada Has To Contain More Detailed Information About The Purpose Of Acquisitions
Effective today, significant amendments to the Canadian early warning reporting (EWR) regime (EWR Amendments) come into force (see our March 3, 2016 publication, Canada's Early Warning Rules Get Tougher in May).
Canada
11 May 2016
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ICD Publishes Guidance For Director-Shareholder Engagement
The ICD Guidelines are intended to be flexible and are meant to be tailored to a company's individual circumstances.
Canada
5 Apr 2016
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Rahimi V. Southgobi Resources, 2015 ONSC 5948
In this motion for leave, the defendants relied upon the reasonable investigations defence in s. 138.4(6) of the Ontario Securities Act.
Canada
29 Mar 2016
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Drywall Acoustic Lathing And Insulation, Local 675 V. Snc-Lavalin Group Inc., 2015 ONCA 718
This was a decision in a class proceeding against SNC-Lavalin and its directors and officers by shareholders who alleged misrepresentations in secondary market disclosure documents.
Canada
29 Mar 2016
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Canada's New Take-Over Bid Rules Seek To Level The Playing Field
The Canadian Securities Administrators confirm the adoption of a harmonized Canadian take-over bid and issuer bid regime (including a 105-day minimum bid period), effective May 9, 2016
Canada
2 Mar 2016
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