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Additional Diversity Disclosure Required Of CBCA Corporations In 2020
Beginning January 1, 2020, distributing corporations (generally, public companies) governed by the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) will be required to provide additional diversity disclosure in connection
Canada
22 Jul 2019
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CBCA Amendments Codify Best Interests Considerations
The federal government's omnibus budget implementation bill (Bill) received royal assent on June 21, 2019, the last sitting day of the House of Commons and Senate before breaking for the summer.
Canada
15 Jul 2019
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Broad Changes To CBCA Proposed: Directors' Duties, Additional Disclosure And Annual Say-On-Pay
Significant amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) proposed in the federal government's omnibus budget implementation bill.
Canada
30 Apr 2019
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Quebec Court Of Appeal Weighs In On Defences Available To Directors In Unpaid Wages Lawsuit
The Quebec Court of Appeal recently addressed the timely and important issue of the scope of the defences available to corporate directors being sued under section 119(2) of the CBCA in relation to unpaid wages.
Canada
29 Apr 2019
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2019 Proxy Advisory Firm Voting Guidelines: Canadian Highlights
In preparation for the upcoming proxy season, issuers should familiarize themselves with the Canadian proxy voting guidelines recently published by Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass Lewis & Co.
Canada
15 Feb 2019
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Women On Boards: Progress On Gender Diversity Still Slow, CSA Reports
The number of women on boards and in executive positions has risen compared to last year, but progress on gender diversity remains slow ...
Canada
11 Oct 2018
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Director Independence Regime – Time For A Change?
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have received formal submissions (Submissions) on Consultation Paper 52-404 – Approach to Director and Audit Committee Member Independence...
Canada
25 Apr 2018
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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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