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The Business Roundtable And The Continuing Trend From Primacy To Purpose
The Business Roundtable, a voice for a significant number of major corporations in the United States, has issued a statement that reverses the "primacy"
Canada
30 Aug 2019
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To B Or Not To B: Benefit Companies Arrive In Canada
Over the past decade, a new corporate form, the "benefit corporation", has become increasingly available and increasingly popular across the United States
Canada
3 Jul 2019
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BCBCA Amendments Require BC Companies To Keep Transparency Register
On the heels of federal amendments to the Canada Business Corporation Act discussed in our previous blog post and British Columbia's 2017 commitment to adopt safeguards to prevent the misuse of corporate entities...
Canada
17 Jun 2019
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Corporate Duties, Indeterminacy And The 2019 Federal Budget
As described in our recent blog post, the 2019 federal budget includes proposed changes to the Canada Business Corporations Act (the "CBCA") that appear intended to clarify the nature
Canada
2 May 2019
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CBCA Amendments In The 2019 Federal Budget - A Continued Focus On Governance
The federal government's 2019 budget confirms and expands its focus on corporate governance that appeared in Bill C-25's legislative push for diversity in corporate leadership last year.
Canada
1 May 2019
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Yukon Court Awards Premium In Fair Value Determination - A Comment On Carlock v. ExxonMobil Canada Holdings ULC
In a surprising recent decision with potential implications for public M&A transactions in Canada, the Supreme Court of Yukon determined that the "fair value" of the shares of InterOil Corporation
Canada
27 Mar 2019
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Matters To Consider For The 2019 Annual Meeting And Proxy Season
Every year, reporting issuers are faced with the task of tailoring the disclosure for their annual meeting to an ever-evolving list of changes in securities laws, updates to stock exchanges rules, new guidance...
Canada
6 Mar 2019
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The New Corporate Governance: Corporate Purpose And Corporate Leadership
It was almost half a century ago that Milton Friedman pronounced, in a famous article in the New York Times Magazine, that a corporate executive is an agent of the shareholders ...
Canada
22 Feb 2019
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CSA Publishes Staff Notice On Trends In Corporate Diversity
In May, 2018, we published a blog post on amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act relating to diversity of boards and senior management.
Canada
8 Oct 2018
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CSA Maintain Status Quo On Director "Independence"
In October 2017, the CSA issued a consultation paper to facilitate a discussion about the appropriateness of the current definition of "independence" for directors and audit committee members of reporting issuers.
Canada
31 Jul 2018
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A Sense Of Purpose And The New Paradigm: Governance Trends Apparent In Larry Fink's Annual Letter To CEOs
Over the past several years, a debate has sometimes simmered, sometimes raged around the question of whether so-called "activist investors" are on the whole good for companies, their stakeholders and the economy as a whole.
Canada
9 Feb 2018
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Matters To Consider For The 2018 Annual General Meeting And Proxy Season
Every year, reporting issuers are faced with the task of tailoring the disclosure for their annual general meeting ("AGM") to ever-evolving securities laws, updates to stock exchanges rules ...
Canada
1 Feb 2018
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Gender Diversity And Overboarding Dominate ISS's 2018 Proxy Guideline Updates
Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") has published its 2018 updates to its proxy voting guidelines for Canadian public companies.
Canada
22 Nov 2017
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Potential Alteration Of "Independence" In Canadian Corporate Governance
Chat Ortved has written an article entitled "Potential Alteration of "Independence" in Canadian Corporate Governance."
Canada
1 Nov 2017
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CSA Publish Third Annual Review Of Gender Diversity Disclosure
This article recaps some of the main trends from the recent release of the Canadian Securities Administrators' Staff Notice 58-309 relating to the review of gender diversity disclosure.
Canada
13 Oct 2017
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Stakeholder Interests – A Canadian Perspective
A recent paper by ICSA: The Governance Institute and the Investment Association, entitled The Stakeholder Voice in Board Decision Making...
Canada
5 Oct 2017
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Governance Frameworks Can Be Just Window Dressing – Until They Aren't
Corporate directors are typically charged by law, convention and societal expectations to bring effective supervision and management to the affairs of the enterprise.
Canada
19 Jul 2017
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Alberta Court Ruling Signals Companies Can't Block Shareholder Vote
On September 27, 2016, I blogged about the decision of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench blocking approval of an arrangement in Re Marquee Energy Ltd,. and the Alberta Oilsands Inc.
Canada
16 Nov 2016
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Changes Afoot On The Canadian Governance Front
Alberta's securities regulator published for comment proposed amendments to National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices and Form 58-101F1 Corporate Governance Disclosure.
Canada
5 Oct 2016
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The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Corporate Governance 2015 Edition
This chapter discusses corporations in Canada, with a focus on public companies and with the intention that private corporations will find it useful in structuring and measuring their own governance frameworks.
Canada
18 Jun 2015
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