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2019 Diversity Disclosure Practices Report – Women In Leadership Roles At TSX-Listed Companies
Under heightened industry and media scrutiny, TSX-listed companies continue to make progress—albeit limited – in their bid to increase diversity on boards and executive teams.
Canada
3 Oct 2019
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Deemed Trusts And Priming Charges: The Alberta Court Of Appeal Affirms The Priority Of CCAA Charges Over Crown Deemed Trusts In Canada North Group
On August 29, 2019, the majority of the Alberta Court of Appeal held in Canada v. Canada North Group Inc., 2019 ABCA 314 (Canada North)
Canada
5 Sep 2019
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New Guidance On Soliciting Dealer Arrangements
The use of soliciting dealer arrangements in Canada – where issuers pay fees to investment dealers to get securityholders to vote in favour or support certain actions
Canada
17 Jun 2019
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How To Draft Exclusive vs. Non-Exclusive Jurisdiction Clauses
A recent decision from the Court of Appeal for Ontario reminds us that parties using their contracts to select a jurisdiction for hearing disputes must consider jurisdiction clauses carefully.
Canada
29 May 2019
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Court Rejects Deal Price As Indicator Of Fair Value In Dissent Decision
In an extraordinary decision, the Supreme Court of Yukon in Carlock v. ExxonMobil Canada Holdings ULC, awarded dissenting shareholders a 43% premium to the negotiated deal price in ExxonMobil's 2017 acquisition of InterOil.
Canada
4 Mar 2019
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Corporate Governance: More Engagement
The representation of women on boards and in executive officer positions continued to be of interest to regulators, investors and the media.
Canada
27 Dec 2018
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Livent Decision And The Scope Of Auditor Liability
In a significant decision on December 20, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada provided important guidance on the scope of responsibility of auditors in Canada.
Canada
2 Jan 2018
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Investor And Regulator Interests Drive Change In Corporate Governance And Executive Compensation
New and renewed investor focus on issues of board diversity and proxy access and an increasing interest in climate change disclosure accounted for some of the most significant developments...
Canada
28 Dec 2017
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TSX Issues Final Rules For Corporate Governance Website Disclosure And Disclosure Of Security-Based Compensation Arrangements
The Toronto Stock Exchange (the TSX) has issued final amendments to the Company Manual which: (a) require listed issuers to post on their websites certain corporate governance documents...
Canada
2 Nov 2017
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2017 Diversity Disclosure Practices Report: Women In Leadership Roles At TSX-Listed Companies
As the corporate governance landscape in Canada continues to evolve and prioritize gender diversity, Osler has released its third annual 2017 Diversity Disclosure Practices Report [PDF]...
Canada
25 Sep 2017
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Securities Commission Staff Raise The Bar For Conflict Transactions
In an important Staff Notice (Notice) [PDF] published on July 27, 2017, staff of the securities regulatory authorities in each of Ontario, Québec, Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick...
Canada
14 Aug 2017
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Québec Court Of Appeal Finds Aspects Of The Proposed Co-Operative Capital Markets Model Unconstitutional
In response to a reference from the Government of Québec, the Québec Court of Appeal has concluded that while the governance framework for the co-operative capital markets regulatory regime...
Canada
18 May 2017
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The Eco Oro Decision – OSC Draws The Line On Private Placements During Proxy Contests
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has overturned a decision by the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) conditionally approving a private placement of shares in the context of a proxy contest.
Canada
2 May 2017
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You'll Just Have To Settle For Less — SEC Shortens Settlement Window To T+2
On March 22, 2017, the U.S. SEC amended its rules under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (U.S. Exchange Act) to shorten the standard trade settlement window from three business days (T+3)...
Canada
4 Apr 2017
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SEC "Tags" Public Companies Using IFRS With XBRL Reporting Requirements
As a result, all Canadian issuers filing reports with the SEC will be required to include financial statements in XBRL format,
Canada
10 Mar 2017
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Interoil Decision – Implications For Fairness Opinions, Disclosure And Corporate Governance In Sale Transactions
It is also accepted practice in Canada that there is no need per se for a second, fixed fee "independent" fairness opinion where the financial advisor providing the fairness opinion also receives a success fee.
Canada
23 Nov 2016
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The SEC's Universal Proxy Proposal: How It Affects Canadian Companies And Investors
The proposed changes could make it easier and less costly for dissident candidates to be elected to corporate boards, which could have ripple effects on corporate governance practices...
Canada
22 Nov 2016
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Raising Capital In The United States: A Guide To Using MJDS For U.S. Public Offerings And Periodic Reporting
Canadian issuers frequently turn to the U.S. capital markets through the Multi-jurisdictional Disclosure System (the MJDS) for both financing needs and other strategic reasons.
Canada
16 Nov 2016
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Contested Private Placements Under The New Take-Over Bid Regime: The Dolly Varden Decision
In a significant decision, the British Columbia and Ontario securities commissions have upheld a contested private placement by the target of an unsolicited take-over bid...
Canada
8 Nov 2016
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