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By Jean-Philippe Groleau, Guillaume Charlebois, Joseph-Anaël Lemieux, Pierre Lantoin
It provides new insights expected to be of interest to any association that periodically engages in a collective bargaining process with the state.
By Marie-Emmanuelle Vaillancourt, Élisabeth Robichaud, Ariane Hunter-Meunier
The Funds were investment vehicles regulated under Canadian securities law.
By Jennifer Longhurst, Patricia Olasker, Aaron J. Atkinson, Franziska Ruf, Jeffrey Nadler
Market participants are increasingly calling on public companies to provide more transparent and convenient information.
By Jennifer Longhurst, Patricia Olasker, Aaron J. Atkinson, Franziska Ruf, Jeffrey Nadler
While 2019 to date has witnessed fewer proxy contests in Canada compared with the corresponding period in 2018, activity increased in some industries, notably the resource sector, to levels not seen since 2015.
By Jennifer Longhurst, Patricia Olasker, Aaron J. Atkinson
In Davies Governance Insights 2018, we discussed the growing environmental, social and governance movement and the trend toward increased reporting and disclosure of sustainability-related issues, including climate change ...
By Jennifer Longhurst, Patricia Olasker, Aaron J. Atkinson, Franziska Ruf, Jeffrey Nadler
Canadian public companies remain under sustained pressure to improve gender diversity.
By Jennifer Longhurst, Patricia Olasker, Aaron J. Atkinson, Franziska Ruf, Jeffrey Nadler
Building a high-performing board of directors has never been more important and more complex.
By Jennifer Longhurst, Patricia Olasker, Aaron J. Atkinson
In 2019, the Canadian federal government enacted several important reforms to the Canada Business Corporations Act that reflect its increased focus on corporate governance best practices.
By Jennifer Longhurst, Patricia Olasker, Aaron J. Atkinson
Shareholder proposals have long been an effective tool for investors to raise environmental, social and governance issues and foster engagement with a public company.
By Jennifer Longhurst, Patricia Olasker, Aaron J. Atkinson
Davies Governance Insights 2019 is a comprehensive report that analyzes the governance trends and issues most important to Canadian public companies.
By Jennifer Longhurst, Patricia Olasker, Aaron J. Atkinson
Over the past few years, short-seller activism has grown from a "low profile affair" to a major challenge for securities regulators and governing boards – and Canadian markets are no exception.
By Jennifer Longhurst, Patricia Olasker, Aaron J. Atkinson
In this final chapter, we discuss how boards and senior management might respond to the ever-changing environments in which their companies operate, to maximize their viability and profitability in the near, medium and long terms.
By Charles Tingley
Canada's Competition Bureau is actively seeking and reviewing smaller acquisitions that may not exceed pre-merger notification thresholds under the Competition Act but that may nonetheless raise substantive competition issues.
By Sandra Forbes, Derek Ricci, Chantelle Cseh, Maura O’Sullivan
The Supreme Court of Canada has released its long-awaited decision in two companion appeals that have significant implications for class actions alleging conduct that contravenes the criminal provisions found in Part VI of the Competition Act.
By Sarah Powell, Alexandria Pike, Marie-Claude Bellemare
This past summer witnessed a number of significant legislative changes to Canada's environmental regimes at both the federal and provincial levels.
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