• Posts by Connor Pouryekta

    Connor is an associate in the Vancouver office of Lawson Lundell and a member of the firm’s Corporate Finance and Securities Group. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on securities, corporate ...

Every year, reporting issuers are faced with the task of tailoring the disclosure for their annual general meeting to an ever-evolving list of changes in corporate and securities laws, updates to stock exchange rules, new guidance from proxy advisors and regulators and developing corporate governance trends.

This checklist and overview of certain matters relevant to the 2024 proxy season is intended to help reporting issuers in Canada prepare for their upcoming annual meetings by identifying relevant developments in disclosure rules and governance practices over the past year.

Please download the guide by clicking the link below.

Proxy Season Guide 2024


In a previous blog post, we discussed the recently enacted Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act, also known as the Modern Slavery Act (the “Act”). As a reminder, for those entities to whom the Act applies, the deadline for filing their first annual report under the Act is fast approaching – May 31, 2024.

To help you navigate this new ...


The Canadian Securities Administrators have published proposed amendments to National Instrument 44-102 — Shelf Distributions and related amendments to certain policies and rules (collectively, the “Proposed Amendments”) that would supersede blanket orders that have been in place since early 2022 (“Blanket Orders”) and establish a permanent ...


In an effort to advance the fight against modern slavery, new legislation imposing reporting obligations on a wide range of private-sector entities and certain government institutions will come into force on January 1, 2024.

The new act, entitled An Act to enact the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act and to amend the Customs Tariff (the ...


The Ontario Court of Appeal has released two decisions that together provide useful guidance for reporting issuers across Canada on what constitutes a “material change” for the purposes of the Securities Act (Ontario) (the “Act”).

The disclosure of material changes, and the statutory cause of action for a failure to do so, are integral components of the ...


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