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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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The Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") has recently adopted final amendments to Parts IV and VI of the TSX Company Manual, following an initial proposal in 2016, that provide for new website disclosure requirements for certain TSX listed issuers and additional disclosure requirements relating to security based compensation arrangements (the "Plans"). The TSX has also ...

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The Canadian Securities Administrators have issued a consultation paper[1] that, if it were to result in changes to relevant rules under securities law, could affect the composition of boards of directors and key committees of Canadian public companies. The Consultation Paper does not introduce any new rules, or even make any specific proposals for new rules. Rather, it ...

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On September 11, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”), the authorities responsible for the regulation of Canadian securities markets, issued CSA Notice 62-306 proposing significant changes to the takeover regime.  The proposals represent a change in methodology from the approaches presented by the CSA in March, 2013, which addressed the ...

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