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    Stuart is the head of the Corporate Finance and Securities Group at Lawson Lundell. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on corporate finance and securities and mergers and acquisitions.

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The federal government’s 2019 budget confirms and expands its focus on corporate governance that appeared in Bill C-25’s legislative push for diversity in corporate leadership last year. Bill C-25, which proposed changes to diversity disclosure requirements under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “CBCA”), is discussed in our May 2018 blog post. Bill ...

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

The checklist and overview of certain matters relevant to the 2019 proxy season that follows is ...

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The Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) have released a CSA notice and request for comment on proposed National Instrument 52-112 Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures Disclosure (the “Proposed Instrument”). The Proposed Instrument prescribes disclosure requirements for non-GAAP and other financial measures and, if adopted, will replace the ...

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Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) has published its 2018 updates to its proxy voting guidelines for Canadian public companies. As it had indicated earlier this fall in the summary of its 2018 Global Policy Survey, ISS has implemented a gender diversity policy, to be phased in for certain issuers starting in the 2018 proxy season, and a revised ...

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