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2018 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 ...
Canada
16 Jan 2018
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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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New Study Shows Progress For Women GCs On Boards
An update to Blakes groundbreaking study on women general counsel (GCs) on boards was published this week.
Canada
13 Nov 2017
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CSA Reports Another Small Step For Women; Still No Giant Leap For Humankind
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) also announced a proposed new gender diversity policy to promote better disclosure and higher levels of gender diversity on boards of directors.
Canada
6 Nov 2017
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Cross-Border Incentive Plans: One Size Does Not Fit All
To recruit and retain highly skilled and experienced executives, companies must offer innovative and attractive compensation packages.
Canada
2 Nov 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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No Such Thing As March Break – Selected Corporate And Securities Law Developments
On March 9, 2017, the TSX published a Staff Notice to provide guidance on its rules concerning both majority voting policies and the use of advance notice policies and bylaws.
Canada
31 Mar 2017
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New Medium, Same Expectations: CSA Cautions Canadian Public Issuers On Use Of Social Media
On March 9, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published Staff Notice 51-348 Staff's Review of Social Media Used by Reporting Issuers . . .
Canada
15 Mar 2017
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New Due Diligence Guidance For Responsible Business Conduct
After several months of consultation and deliberations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development rendered public a revised draft Guidance on Due Diligence for Responsible Business Conduct.
Canada
9 Feb 2017
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2017 Proxy Advisory Firm Voting Guidelines: Canadian Highlights
Proxy advisory firms review and analyze matters put forward for consideration at shareholder meetings and make voting recommendations concerning such matters to their clients, who are typically institutional investors.
Canada
6 Feb 2017
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Corporate Veil Preserved: Court Dismisses Action Against Canadian Subsidiary In Chevron Case
Chevron Canada and Chevron Corp. initially contested whether the Ontario courts had jurisdiction over the proceeding.
Canada
3 Feb 2017
13
Year In Review: Legislation And Guidance For Financial Institutions In 2016
The regulation of federally regulated financial institutions (FRFIs) continued intensifying in 2016 with a new wave of legislative and regulatory initiatives impacting mortgage lending...
Canada
24 Jan 2017
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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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A New Arrangement? Alberta Court Requires Shareholder Vote For Acquiring Company In A Plan Of Arrangement
In a recent Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta case, Alberta Oilsands Inc. (Re) (Alberta Oilsands), Justice A. D. Macleod made a surprising decision in the context of a plan of arrangement under the ABCA.
Canada
17 Oct 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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Chinese Companies Transacting In Canada — Deal's Closed: Now What?
When Chinese and Canadian companies come together, whether it's through a merger, joint venture or another arrangement where cultures will be meshed...
Canada
27 Sep 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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Chinese Companies Transacting In Canada — Deal's Closed: Now What?
When Chinese and Canadian companies come together, whether it's through a merger, joint venture or another arrangement where cultures will be meshed, tackling the cultural differences is critical.
Canada
15 Sep 2016
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