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Regulations Issued Under The Payment Clearing And Settlement Act Setting Out Resolution Framework For Financial Market Infrastructures
All the resources that may be available to implement the resolution strategy should be counted in the assessment.
30 Jul 2019
Pension Fund Investment: Managing Environmental, Social And Governance (ESG) Factor Integration
For over a decade, many pension funds, government agencies and even actuarial consultancies have signed on to the United Nations-supported Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI).
14 May 2019
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.
5 Feb 2019
Key Takeaways For Market Participants From The 2017-2018 Annual Report From The Ontario Securities Commission's Corporate Finance Branch
Each year the Corporate Finance Branch of the OSC releases a report providing an overview of the operational and policy work completed during the year, future policy initiatives and how the OSC interprets and applies its rules in certain areas.
31 Oct 2018
Bill C-25 To Amend The Canada Business Corporations Act Becomes Law
A significant milestone in Bill C-25's progress into becoming law has been passed, with the Bill receiving Royal Assent on May 1, 2018. An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act ...
27 Jun 2018
Preparing For The 2018 Proxy Season – Noteworthy Developments In Canadian Public Issuer Governance And Disclosure
2017 was a year of significant developments in governance and disclosure requirements and guidelines.
29 Jan 2018
Canadian Securities Regulators Seek Comment On Director And Audit Committee Member Independence
On October 26, 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators published for comment CSA Consultation Paper 52-404 – Approach to Director and Audit Committee Member Independence.
23 Nov 2017
TSX Adopts New Disclosure Requirements For Websites And Security-Based Compensation Arrangements
On October 19, 2017, the TSX announced amendments to the TSX Company Manual which introduce new website and security-based compensation arrangement disclosure requirements for most TSX-listed issuers.
2 Nov 2017
The Canadian Securities Administrators Call For Clear And Meaningful Gender Diversity Disclosure
The Year 3 findings underscore the importance of clear and meaningful disclosure that goes beyond vague or boilerplate statements.
24 Oct 2017
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.
29 Aug 2017
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.
22 Mar 2017
Canadian Securities Administrators Publish Report And Guidelines On Social Media Use By Reporting Issuers
On March 9, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators published CSA Staff Notice 51-348 which reports on a study of social media use by reporting issuers and provides guidance for public companies who engage with investors and other stakeholders using those channels.
16 Mar 2017
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.
4 Oct 2016
"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...
27 Sep 2016
2016 CSA Continuous Disclosure Review: Mistakes To Avoid And Drafting Tips
On July 18, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published a summary of the results of their annual continuous disclosure (CD) review of reporting issuers for fiscal year 2016.
25 Jul 2016
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.
18 Jul 2016
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).
11 May 2016
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.
5 Apr 2016
Fiduciary Duties Of Directors And Officers In The "Vicinity Of Insolvency"
Individuals who serve as directors or offices of public companies in Canada face an increasing amount of shareholder litigation and a complex web of legal and regulatory provisions that must be managed, navigated and adhered to.
14 Jan 2016
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