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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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Codes Of Responsible Business Conduct: When Good Intentions Become Binding
Voluntary codes of conduct have become common (and even expected) practice as part of a broader corporate social responsibility
Canada
28 Jan 2019
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AMF Provides Summary Of Oversight And Regulatory Activities
The Corporate Finance Division of Quebec's Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) recently released its annual Summary of Oversight and Regulatory Activities (Report).
Canada
12 Dec 2018
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Codes Of Responsible Business Conduct When Good Intentions Become Binding
Voluntary codes of conduct have become common (and even expected) practice as part of a broader corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy for companies across all industries.
Canada
5 Dec 2018
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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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A Look Inside OSFI's New Corporate Governance Guideline
On September 18, 2018, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released the final version of its revised Corporate Governance Guideline (Revised CG Guideline),
Canada
2 Oct 2018
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5 Ways Women GCS Can Advance Their Career – Lessons Learned From Stepping Beyond: Future Opportunities
There's a certain skillset that GCs have: attention to detail with a focus on finding solutions; agility to continuously learn; expertise in governance, compliance and risk management to name a few.
Canada
19 Jul 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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Highlights From CSA's Report On Climate Change-Related Disclosure Project
The CSA observed a number of patterns with respect to the disclosure practices of issuers in the areas of risk and materiality assessments, voluntary disclosure and governance.
Canada
18 Apr 2018
13
No Such Thing As March Break (2018) – Selected Corporate And Securities Law Developments
March was once again a busy month this year for corporate and securities law developments, with the publishing of staff notices by the TSX, the OSC and CSA, as well as developments regarding proposed amendments...
Canada
17 Apr 2018
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Bill 101 Aims To Bring Mandatory Compensation Voting, Majority Voting And Diversity Disclosure To Ontario Companies
Bill 101, Enhancing Shareholders Rights Act, 2017 (Bill 101), a private member's bill that has passed second reading in the Ontario Legislative Assembly ...
Canada
31 Jan 2018
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Year In Review: Legislation And Guidance For Federal Financial Institutions In 2017
2017 marked another year of prodigious development of legislation and regulatory guidance impacting federal financial institutions in Canada.
Canada
31 Jan 2018
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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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