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Bill 141: New Governance Rules For Certain Quebec Companies
Directors of Quebec insurers, trust and savings companies and deposit institutions will have increased duties regarding the development and enforcement of "sound commercial practices" ...
Canada
12 Dec 2017
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A Look Inside OSFI's Draft New Corporate Governance Guideline
In November 2017, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released for public comment a revised draft of its Corporate Governance Guideline (CG Guideline).
Canada
6 Dec 2017
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Are Directors Independent? It Depends: CSA Revisiting Regime
The CSA have released CSA Consultation Paper 52-404 – Approach to Director and Audit Committee Member Independence and are inviting comments on the current approach to director independence...
Canada
16 Nov 2017
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Regulators Shine Spotlight On Material Conflict Of Interest Transactions
A special committee is not required to be constituted under securities law, except in connection with insider bids subject to MI 61-101.
Canada
1 Aug 2017
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Groundbreaking New Study Shows Opportunities For Women General Counsel On Boards
The majority of current and former general counsel sitting on company boards last year were women, according to a groundbreaking new study from Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes).
Canada
31 May 2017
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A Capital Project: Building Canada's New Infrastructure Bank
Some long-awaited details of the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) were unveiled on April 11, 2017, when Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled Bill C-44, the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1.
Canada
8 May 2017
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Oppression In The Context Of A Closely Held Corporation: SCC Weighs In
In Mennillo v. Intramodal inc., the first oppression remedy case to reach the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) since BCE Inc. v. 1976 Debentureholders...
Canada
13 Dec 2016
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Nominee Directors: Rights And Responsibilities
It is common for shareholders of both public and private companies to nominate directors to sit on the companies' boards on their behalf.
Canada
4 Nov 2016
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Bill C-25 Looks To Include Majority Voting, Diversity Disclosure Requirements In Canada Business Corporations Act
The Government of Canada recently introduced Bill C-25 (Bill), titled "An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and the Competition Act".
Canada
2 Nov 2016
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CSA Identifies Only A Small Step For Women; No Giant Leap For Humankind
On September 28, 2016, the CSA published CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-308 – Staff Review of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions – Compliance with NI 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices .
Canada
12 Oct 2016
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Alberta Securities Commission Proposes Adoption Of Gender Diversity Disclosure Requirements
On September 14, 2016, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) published for comment proposed amendments to National Instrument 58-101...
Canada
23 Sep 2016
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B.C. Court Of Appeal Issues Important Guidance On Directors' Disclosable Interests, Oppression Proceedings
The proceedings arose in a contested fight over the future of Alternate Earth Resources Inc. (AER), a TSX-V listed company.
Canada
18 May 2016
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AER Seeks To Hold Directors, Officers Personally Liable For Obligations Of Insolvent Corporate Licensees
The Alberta Energy Regulator recently released Bulletin 2016-10 (Bulletin), as a reminder to directors and officers of corporate holders of AER oil and gas well licences (Licensees) that they may be personally responsible...
Canada
11 May 2016
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Feeling Oppressed? Not If It's From A Breach Of Contract, Says Court Of Appeal
In Shefsky v. California Gold Mining Inc., the Alberta Court of Appeal (Court) upheld the chambers judge's decision and dismissed the appeal of Martin Shefsky in a fight for control of the board...
Canada
6 May 2016
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Top Issues For Boards In 2016
Check out our interactive infographic on issues that boards should consider.​
Canada
29 Apr 2016
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New Capital Markets Regulator: Extent Of Consultation And CMA Provisions Remain Of Concern
The CMA is intended to replace existing provincial and territorial securities legislation in Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island and Yukon (Participating Jurisdictions).
Canada
16 Mar 2016
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Special Report: The New Saudi Companies Law
The New Law determines the types of companies that can practise commercial business in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia
2 Mar 2016
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2016 Proxy Advisory Firm Voting Guidelines: Canadian Highlights
As an early step in preparing for the upcoming proxy season, issuers should familiarize themselves with the Canadian proxy voting guidelines recently published by Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. and Glass Lewis & Co.
Canada
8 Jan 2016
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Enterprise Risk Management
Following the corporate scandals of the early 2000s such as Enron and Worldcom, it has become critical for companies to be proactive in their focus on corporate integrity and ethics—and ERM is a crucial element.
Canada
6 Jan 2016
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The Balancing Act: Directors' Duties In Canada vs. The U.S.
The maxim that the best interests of the corporation are generally synonymous with those of the shareholder dates back to at least the 1919 Michigan Supreme Court decision in Dodge v. Ford Motor Company...
Canada
21 Dec 2015
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